Herman Story

Casual Encounters Syrah Blend

9.298 ratings
9.213 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tannat
Lamb, 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, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

Took a little bit but this opened up so nicely. Typical coffee notes, savory, perfect age.

Took a little bit but this opened up so nicely. Typical coffee notes, savory, perfect age.

Oct 17th, 2019
Shawn R

Big. bad. ass. wine. Wow! From a mag.

Big. bad. ass. wine. Wow! From a mag.

Apr 8th, 2017
The Armchair Sommelier

Time has been kind to this bottle. Rich and brooding (the hallmark of HS wines, really). But this is shifting to a lively softness and elegance. Love. 💜

Time has been kind to this bottle. Rich and brooding (the hallmark of HS wines, really). But this is shifting to a lively softness and elegance. Love. 💜

Jul 12th, 2015
Joe Breaux

Big, high alcohol, winemaker driven, great labels and press. #decantme

Big, high alcohol, winemaker driven, great labels and press. #decantme

Jun 11th, 2015
Heather McCann

Delicious

Delicious

Nov 23rd, 2018
Jody Scharf

As I enjoy this Syrah blend that is heaven, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the fine folks in the Carolina's.

As I enjoy this Syrah blend that is heaven, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the fine folks in the Carolina's.

Sep 14th, 2018
Mike Rushing

Supple. Layered. Easy to drink but a lot to explore.

Supple. Layered. Easy to drink but a lot to explore.

Jan 24th, 2018
Jake Rubash

Stellar, went great with a cubano 😬

Stellar, went great with a cubano 😬

Dec 1st, 2017
Jake Rubash

Probably my favorite Paso blend

Probably my favorite Paso blend

Nov 3rd, 2017
Tyler Christensen

In a really good place right now. Blackberry and black cherry give way to mushroom, herbs and forest floor. Tannins are silky and integrated. Full and round on the palette. There are times when I think I'm buying too much wine and consider leaving Russel's list. Then I open a bottle like this and see that I could never do that.

In a really good place right now. Blackberry and black cherry give way to mushroom, herbs and forest floor. Tannins are silky and integrated. Full and round on the palette. There are times when I think I'm buying too much wine and consider leaving Russel's list. Then I open a bottle like this and see that I could never do that.

Aug 26th, 2017