Herman Story

Smash City Pinot Noir

9.15 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

This was a monster truck Pinot for sure. Not to be paired lightly with food and not to be mistaken for a Burgundy. This has extraction, alcohol, and tons of flavor. Different but fun.

This was a monster truck Pinot for sure. Not to be paired lightly with food and not to be mistaken for a Burgundy. This has extraction, alcohol, and tons of flavor. Different but fun.

Oct 18th, 2020
TheSkip

Thanksgiving leftovers day 2. Brash and somewhat harsh. Not terribly impressed.

Thanksgiving leftovers day 2. Brash and somewhat harsh. Not terribly impressed.

Nov 25th, 2018
TheSkip

In the typical style of Herman Story. This has a cinnamon note that carries through to the palate in a mildly off putting fashion. Not as good a showing as last time.

In the typical style of Herman Story. This has a cinnamon note that carries through to the palate in a mildly off putting fashion. Not as good a showing as last time.

Apr 13th, 2018
TheSkip

My 500th wine!

I was very excited to try this Pinot from Herman Story. Clocking in at 15.2%, like any other of their wines, this is no shy flower.

Over the top in a magnificent way. Explosive nose and bursting with cherry and cola. Despite the high octane, there is balance and no acrid burn.

She definitely deserves the name Smash City!

My 500th wine!

I was very excited to try this Pinot from Herman Story. Clocking in at 15.2%, like any other of their wines, this is no shy flower.

Over the top in a magnificent way. Explosive nose and bursting with cherry and cola. Despite the high octane, there is balance and no acrid burn.

She definitely deserves the name Smash City!

Oct 18th, 2017
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 2 years ago

Eric had this 2 years ago

Sep 12th, 2018