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2014 Herman Story On The Road Grenache

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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92The Wine Advocate

Coming from sites spread throughout the Central Coast (hence the name), the 2014 On The Road (Grenache) is a ripe, sexy beauty that's loaded with classic Grenache notes of black cherries, licorice, smoked herbs and earth. This big, rich and nicely concentrated Grenache has more mid-palate depth and concentration than most and is a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years.

91Vinous / IWC

Deep ruby. Deep-pitched aromas of red berry liqueur, licorice and candied flowers are energized by a spicy topnote. Smooth, concentrated and expansive on the palate, offering plush red and blue fruit and rose pastille flavors plus a sexy touch of star anise. Marries richness to vivacity with a sure hand, finishing very long and gently tannic, with a repeating red fruit note.


Herman Story

Herman Story Wines are made by Russell P. From, who calls himself “proprietor, winemaker and waste water specialist at Herman Story Wines.” From named his venture after his grandfather, and From is a one-man enterprise. From was a student at a nearby university when he started working in restaurants with good wine lists. He was soon enthralled with wines and the idea of winemaking and by the early 2000s was making his own wines. Based in Paso Robles, he sources grapes from up and down the California Coast, focusing on Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre and Rhone-style red and white blends. From likes one-of-a-kind labels and iconic wines names, somewhat in the style of his Central Coast neighbor, Manfred Krankl. From’s 2013 On the Road Grenache features a yellow highway dividing line on asphalt on the label. His 2013 white blend called Tomboy shows the ripped back pocket of a pair of jeans. With very limited production, Herman Story Wines are available generally only through the mailing list. Reviewers have been impressed. “A serious Central Coast producer, the Herman Story Winery builds up its strength and credibility with each new vintage,” according to Robert M. Parker Jr. .”Kudos to winemaker Russell From…”


Red Wine, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.