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2013 Herman Story Late Bloomer Grenache

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

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92Vinous / IWC

Explosive cherry and raspberry liqueur scents are complicated by suggestions of incense, peppery spices and candied flowers. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering lush red and dark berry liqueur flavors and a spicy, energizing suggestion of white pepper. Shows impressive depth of berry flavor and finishes with smooth, harmonious tannins and strong, spicy persistence.

90Wine Spectator

Compact and ripe, with burly tannins. Aromas of blackberry and smoky beef open to tightly bound flavors of currant, licorice and espresso.


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.