Herman Story

Casual Encounters Syrah Blend

9.224 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tannat
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

Beautiful GSMT that is really coming around at 6-7 years old. Savory, coffee notes, brooding dark fruit, smoky. Wonderful.

Beautiful GSMT that is really coming around at 6-7 years old. Savory, coffee notes, brooding dark fruit, smoky. Wonderful.

Jan 20th, 2020
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Excellent tasting with Chris.

Medium ruby red. Attack of dark cocoa and woody notes. Finally opened up with a light flora undertone. Solid acidity, heavy tannins (7/10) and balanced. Full bodied and layered with dark fruits like black cherries, and dark raspberries. Good amount of spices, pepper and anise with a nice zing. Dark gravel near the long finish and a touch dry. Rhône style blend made up of 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, and 2% Tannat. Made through a series of co-ferments from 16 vineyards. Drink from 2018 till 2027.

Excellent tasting with Chris.

Medium ruby red. Attack of dark cocoa and woody notes. Finally opened up with a light flora undertone. Solid acidity, heavy tannins (7/10) and balanced. Full bodied and layered with dark fruits like black cherries, and dark raspberries. Good amount of spices, pepper and anise with a nice zing. Dark gravel near the long finish and a touch dry. Rhône style blend made up of 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, and 2% Tannat. Made through a series of co-ferments from 16 vineyards. Drink from 2018 till 2027.

May 11th, 2017
David L

13' Herman Story Casual Encounters is a blend of mostly GSM. The color is close to inky. Decanted for 1 hour. Floral and spices on the nose. Not hiding the fact that the palate is full of floral & spices. I also get some blueberry, smoking pipe, blk pepper. This goes down surprisingly easy. Well-balanced and very well-made. Love this winery!

13' Herman Story Casual Encounters is a blend of mostly GSM. The color is close to inky. Decanted for 1 hour. Floral and spices on the nose. Not hiding the fact that the palate is full of floral & spices. I also get some blueberry, smoking pipe, blk pepper. This goes down surprisingly easy. Well-balanced and very well-made. Love this winery!

Nov 23rd, 2015
Brent Morgan

Nice black fruits with a little with of cocoa and a little bit of dust.

Nice black fruits with a little with of cocoa and a little bit of dust.

Dec 25th, 2018
Jake Rubash

Could be my favorite blend from Herman Story

Could be my favorite blend from Herman Story

Feb 27th, 2018
Brent Morgan

Delectable calls this a Syrah blend but the 2013 has more Grenache. Delicious went great with the tomahawk streak.

Delectable calls this a Syrah blend but the 2013 has more Grenache. Delicious went great with the tomahawk streak.

Jan 13th, 2018
Joe Conti

It's election day. While I dont know him personally, I think Herman Story winemaker Russell P From is the epitome of what an American is. Maybe I should have written his name in for president. This paired excellently with a perfectly cooked American Ribeye. Big red and blue fruits. North Carolina tobacco. Las Vegas dust. And Hawaiian eucalyptus.

No matter who you voted for or who wins, let's celebrate the one thing that brings this divided country together: alcohol.

It's election day. While I dont know him personally, I think Herman Story winemaker Russell P From is the epitome of what an American is. Maybe I should have written his name in for president. This paired excellently with a perfectly cooked American Ribeye. Big red and blue fruits. North Carolina tobacco. Las Vegas dust. And Hawaiian eucalyptus.

No matter who you voted for or who wins, let's celebrate the one thing that brings this divided country together: alcohol.

Nov 9th, 2016
Buddy G

Russell is freak. Buy all of his wines.

Russell is freak. Buy all of his wines.

Feb 14th, 2016
Gil Burgess

I really love this wine.

I really love this wine.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 3 years ago

Eric had this 3 years ago

Mar 28th, 2017