Herman Story

On The Road Grenache

9.1246 ratings
8.947 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache
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
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

Always great. Opened this and was big out of the gate still. Not too much. Put it in the fridge overnight. The next day it drank beautifully. Smooth and balanced with ripe fruit. Great wine!

Always great. Opened this and was big out of the gate still. Not too much. Put it in the fridge overnight. The next day it drank beautifully. Smooth and balanced with ripe fruit. Great wine!

Sep 7th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Awesome nose of blue, dark fruit and pipe tobacco. These Herman Story wines just get so much better after five or so years. The time for the alcohol to resolve itself really counts. Love it.

Awesome nose of blue, dark fruit and pipe tobacco. These Herman Story wines just get so much better after five or so years. The time for the alcohol to resolve itself really counts. Love it.

Jul 25th, 2020
Michael Herzog

All the typical Grenache notes and this one I think is peaking. Nice.

All the typical Grenache notes and this one I think is peaking. Nice.

Jul 5th, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, ripe black plum, juicy black cherry, cocoa, cedar, rich vanilla, toast, baking spices; dry, medium acid, ripe medium tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, extremely rich and decadent, outstanding

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, ripe black plum, juicy black cherry, cocoa, cedar, rich vanilla, toast, baking spices; dry, medium acid, ripe medium tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, extremely rich and decadent, outstanding

Apr 19th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Just beautiful. Amazing dark fruit, coffee, savory. Everyone raved.

Just beautiful. Amazing dark fruit, coffee, savory. Everyone raved.

Sep 15th, 2019
Scott Vetterman

Very black cherry, heavy.

Very black cherry, heavy.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2015
Peter Strom

Herman Story wines are cult, try them if you can hold of rhem. This grenache is a full body and aromatic wine that shows the Quality you Will find in all of the Story line. Can be krog for 10-15 years in the celler but i do not Think that Will be the case in my Home

Herman Story wines are cult, try them if you can hold of rhem. This grenache is a full body and aromatic wine that shows the Quality you Will find in all of the Story line. Can be krog for 10-15 years in the celler but i do not Think that Will be the case in my Home

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Excellent tasting with Chris!

Mix of ruby and garnet red. Elegant nose with cinnamon, purple flowers, roses and darker berries. Strong acidity and warm mouthfeel. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Darker on the palate than the nose with notes of blackcurrants, cassis, and nutmeg. Medium plus finish. Made of 100% Grenache. Fruit comes from 9 coastal vineyards. Drink from 2018 till 2024.

Excellent tasting with Chris!

Mix of ruby and garnet red. Elegant nose with cinnamon, purple flowers, roses and darker berries. Strong acidity and warm mouthfeel. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Darker on the palate than the nose with notes of blackcurrants, cassis, and nutmeg. Medium plus finish. Made of 100% Grenache. Fruit comes from 9 coastal vineyards. Drink from 2018 till 2024.

May 11th, 2017
Shawn R

Killer perfumed nose. Molasses, prune and summer flowers. Prune, raisins and bacon fat. Wonderful.

Killer perfumed nose. Molasses, prune and summer flowers. Prune, raisins and bacon fat. Wonderful.

Mar 19th, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

A big fruit forward wine, that can stand on its own.

A big fruit forward wine, that can stand on its own.

Nov 27th, 2016