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2008 Herman Story - Grenache On the Road Grenache - USA - California - Santa Barbara - Red

USA - California - Santa Barbara

Red Grenache
Producer Notes

Central Coast native Russell From took an unconventional path to becoming a winemaker. An Agriculture major from Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, he slid into the winery scene nearly by accident. It wasn't long before he met his eventual business partner, McPrice Myers (of Barrel 27) and discussions of making wine together, and separately, began in earnest. Russell's label, named in honor of his... More »

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88
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2015 VF: 2010-2018
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Author Marty M272
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 12/20/2011
Drink Dates 2013-2015

Big full throttle grenache. But, a little hot. High alcohol level is pretty obvious. Perhaps it will gain a little bit more finesse with a few more years time. Let's hope so.

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 08/28/2011
Drink Dates 2010-2015

Big and boisterous as usual, weird nose but the palate was deep, concentrated and complex. The nose was off, smelled of plastic and rubber. The palate was the usual ripe strawberry, briary cassis, red licorice.

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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.798%
Tasted On 06/24/2011

I like Herman Story wines but this one is just too sweet. Nothing but sugar.

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