Herman Story Wines

440 Days Grenache

9.213 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Wait a bit longer

Wait a bit longer

Sep 14th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Wonderful. Perfume. Violets. Rhubarb.

Wonderful. Perfume. Violets. Rhubarb.

Oct 7th, 2017
Raul Puga

What a great wine. Needs to open up and will definitely get better with a year or two in the cellar but delicious right now

What a great wine. Needs to open up and will definitely get better with a year or two in the cellar but delicious right now

Dec 5th, 2021
Chris

Big and chewy with lots of grape skin and dirt, might need more time as it took 3+ hours to really open.

Big and chewy with lots of grape skin and dirt, might need more time as it took 3+ hours to really open.

Jun 13th, 2021
Jim McCusker

From Russell From of Herman Story. Love his wines. This is one we probably should have had a year or two ago. Still really good, but a lot of the vibrancy that makes grenache so spectacular has largely fallen away.

From Russell From of Herman Story. Love his wines. This is one we probably should have had a year or two ago. Still really good, but a lot of the vibrancy that makes grenache so spectacular has largely fallen away.

Jan 10th, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Grenache taste off,
Herman story was lighter in color & nose.
Winner Booker

Grenache taste off,
Herman story was lighter in color & nose.
Winner Booker

Sep 6th, 2018
Eric Naslund

100% Grenache. This is just a delightful wine. Hints of blackberries on the nose in the lingering aftertaste. Bright and cheerful. This one satisfies all the way through. Nice!

100% Grenache. This is just a delightful wine. Hints of blackberries on the nose in the lingering aftertaste. Bright and cheerful. This one satisfies all the way through. Nice!

Apr 9th, 2018
Roman Sukley

Herman Story 440 Days. 100% Grenache from Paso Robles. Chelle Mountain and Terra Bella vineyards. Aged in 100% in new French Oak Foudre for 440 days, followed by 1 year in 100% New French Oak barrels. 380 cases made. 15.5% alcohol. Medium garnet color with a highly perfumed nose of smokey strawberries, figs and leather with a little hoisin and/or teriyaki in the background. It’s the explosive back-loaded palate that really impresses. Dark fruits, blackberries, spice cake, figs, olive brine, smokey bacon fat and cola with slightly gritty tannins. Rich, exotic and hedonistic. Downright delicious actually. I only bought a couple of these. Now wish I had a few more. Highly recommended. Nice job Russell.

Herman Story 440 Days. 100% Grenache from Paso Robles. Chelle Mountain and Terra Bella vineyards. Aged in 100% in new French Oak Foudre for 440 days, followed by 1 year in 100% New French Oak barrels. 380 cases made. 15.5% alcohol. Medium garnet color with a highly perfumed nose of smokey strawberries, figs and leather with a little hoisin and/or teriyaki in the background. It’s the explosive back-loaded palate that really impresses. Dark fruits, blackberries, spice cake, figs, olive brine, smokey bacon fat and cola with slightly gritty tannins. Rich, exotic and hedonistic. Downright delicious actually. I only bought a couple of these. Now wish I had a few more. Highly recommended. Nice job Russell.

Jan 14th, 2018
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 5 years ago

Eric had this 5 years ago

Sep 29th, 2017
Marybeth Cashman

Marybeth had this a year ago

Marybeth had this a year ago

May 29th, 2021