Herman Story

Casual Encounters Syrah Blend

9.036 ratings
9.08 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

Beautiful, savory, coffee, dark fruit. Herman Story just gets better with age. Love his wines with 5+ years of age. Wonderful with @Tim Edwards famous Smashburgers and hospitality.

Beautiful, savory, coffee, dark fruit. Herman Story just gets better with age. Love his wines with 5+ years of age. Wonderful with @Tim Edwards famous Smashburgers and hospitality.

Aug 23rd, 2020
Nick Burns

Russell From showing his brilliance in this 2012 GSMT blend from Herman Story. Needs a two hour decanting while you pull together your paella!

Russell From showing his brilliance in this 2012 GSMT blend from Herman Story. Needs a two hour decanting while you pull together your paella!

2 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015
Brandon Boesch

Hedonistic and huge. Wouldn't expect anything less from Russell.

Hedonistic and huge. Wouldn't expect anything less from Russell.

2 people found it helpfulJul 6th, 2015
Jade Moore

Jade had this 6 years ago

Jade had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Mark Hutchinson

The 2012 is lush. Legs for dayZ! Give this baby an hour to truly open up and enjoy with Gouda or your favorite chocolate!

The 2012 is lush. Legs for dayZ! Give this baby an hour to truly open up and enjoy with Gouda or your favorite chocolate!

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Peter J.

Gross. Big oaky and gross. Leave my GS&M alone

Gross. Big oaky and gross. Leave my GS&M alone

Apr 14th, 2015
Peter Langenstein

Big , extracted, inky and delicious - what's not to like ? Paired perfectly with a carne Asada burrito

Big , extracted, inky and delicious - what's not to like ? Paired perfectly with a carne Asada burrito

Feb 21st, 2015
Jake Rubash

Such a great blend, dense and packed with flavor. Last of our 12's, tempted to track down more...

Such a great blend, dense and packed with flavor. Last of our 12's, tempted to track down more...

Jul 27th, 2017
Ed Chin

The aromatics come off pure Grenache. Clipped finish

The aromatics come off pure Grenache. Clipped finish

Dec 29th, 2016
Joe Conti

Coming together really nicely at the four year mark.

Coming together really nicely at the four year mark.

Jul 15th, 2016