Herman Story

Nuts & Bolts California Syrah

9.160 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

Big bold rich Syrah! Russel Fromm has this one nailed.

Big bold rich Syrah! Russel Fromm has this one nailed.

Jul 1st, 2018
Michael Herzog

Savory, dark, and yummy. Bacon, coffee, charcoal, blueberry, vanilla

Savory, dark, and yummy. Bacon, coffee, charcoal, blueberry, vanilla

Sep 6th, 2017
Ted Glasnow

Ted had this 4 years ago

Ted had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2015
Leo Chyi

Yum

Yum

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

oh... Oh... OH... this just took a wrench to my hedonism dial. And it makes me wonder if Russell From tripped and accidentally dropped a jug of creme soda extract into the tank, and then said "fuck it... we're good."

I can imagine this is what it would have been like to be front row for AC/DC at Oakland Coliseum in July of 1979 (They released Highway to Hell the next week, and I was 11 days old). Only, you were listening to Wagner on headphones.

The undercurrent is deceptively strong, and distinctly Northern Rhone. Like snorting a violet flavored vitamin in a horse barn just before you dig into the charcuterie plate in front of you. I'm stopping, but this wine just keeps going.


oh... Oh... OH... this just took a wrench to my hedonism dial. And it makes me wonder if Russell From tripped and accidentally dropped a jug of creme soda extract into the tank, and then said "fuck it... we're good."

I can imagine this is what it would have been like to be front row for AC/DC at Oakland Coliseum in July of 1979 (They released Highway to Hell the next week, and I was 11 days old). Only, you were listening to Wagner on headphones.

The undercurrent is deceptively strong, and distinctly Northern Rhone. Like snorting a violet flavored vitamin in a horse barn just before you dig into the charcuterie plate in front of you. I'm stopping, but this wine just keeps going.


Mar 25th, 2017
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.5

Big, bold and complex. Took about an hour to open up but then was in a vet beautiful spot. Taste just as good as the best in the world.

Big, bold and complex. Took about an hour to open up but then was in a vet beautiful spot. Taste just as good as the best in the world.

Mar 13th, 2017
Peter J.

Tone it down and it would be great syrah

Tone it down and it would be great syrah

Apr 14th, 2015
Kirk F
9.3

Wrapping up a great spring weekend in Minnesota with a fantastic bottle of wine and grilled burgers. Blueberry Pie a la mode in a glass. Delicious.

Wrapping up a great spring weekend in Minnesota with a fantastic bottle of wine and grilled burgers. Blueberry Pie a la mode in a glass. Delicious.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Chris Nowakowski

Huge wine & very extracted. Good wine if you enjoy that style.

Huge wine & very extracted. Good wine if you enjoy that style.

Nov 6th, 2016
Joe Conti

This is a very big hedonistic syrah. Bright red and blue fruits. Lush full bodied. Bell pepper. Eucalyptus. Some baking spice. I think this is Russell's best effort.

Paired great with some grilled short ribs.

This is a very big hedonistic syrah. Bright red and blue fruits. Lush full bodied. Bell pepper. Eucalyptus. Some baking spice. I think this is Russell's best effort.

Paired great with some grilled short ribs.

Sep 26th, 2016