Herman Story

Nuts & Bolts California Syrah

9.158 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
John Sweeney

2012 Herman Story 'nuts & bolts' - Very open for business. Complex and satisfying. Very good CA Syrah

2012 Herman Story 'nuts & bolts' - Very open for business. Complex and satisfying. Very good CA Syrah

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2014
Dave Loretta

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a wine where cherries, bell peppers and rubber collide.

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a wine where cherries, bell peppers and rubber collide.

Apr 21st, 2016
Jay Kline

This is fun. It's breakfast sausage collard greens and one hell of a cherry cola bomb. Huge. Looooong finish. Nothing like a Northern Rhône...but I don't think it was trying.

This is fun. It's breakfast sausage collard greens and one hell of a cherry cola bomb. Huge. Looooong finish. Nothing like a Northern Rhône...but I don't think it was trying.

Sep 7th, 2015
Adam Jesberger

Drinks like grenache more than a syrah. Too much minerality for me. The black fruit, violets and pepper are all there especially on the nose. However, the palate lacks the oak id prefer and the black fruit i want from the nose. Very short finish for what should be a big concentrated new world syrah. It just drinks too delicate for me.

Drinks like grenache more than a syrah. Too much minerality for me. The black fruit, violets and pepper are all there especially on the nose. However, the palate lacks the oak id prefer and the black fruit i want from the nose. Very short finish for what should be a big concentrated new world syrah. It just drinks too delicate for me.

Oct 26th, 2014
Nolen L

Enjoyed over 8 hrs. Concentrated. Huge. New World. Dense, ripe fruit, with a savory cured meat counterpoint. Creamy oak. Delicious!

Enjoyed over 8 hrs. Concentrated. Huge. New World. Dense, ripe fruit, with a savory cured meat counterpoint. Creamy oak. Delicious!

Sep 21st, 2014
Aaron Means

Too much oak,.....

Too much oak,.....

Aug 30th, 2014
Paul Mason

Needs time

Needs time

May 4th, 2014
Jake Rubash

This has integrated so nicely. Sweet dark fruit, smoke and meat

This has integrated so nicely. Sweet dark fruit, smoke and meat

Jul 19th, 2018
Jake Rubash

Little bit of heat still but nicely balanced otherwise. Maybe give it a little more time?

Little bit of heat still but nicely balanced otherwise. Maybe give it a little more time?

Apr 6th, 2018
Eric Shanks

Time has served this one well. Blue fruit driven with splashes of cola and pepper. Nice acidity. Cigar box on the finish.

Time has served this one well. Blue fruit driven with splashes of cola and pepper. Nice acidity. Cigar box on the finish.

Feb 21st, 2018