2019 Herman Story On The Road Grenache Santa Barbara County, USA

$57.99 USD

About the Winemaker
Proprietor and winemaker Russell P. From began Herman Story Wines in 2001 with 7 barrels stashed in his employer’s cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon to those seeking opulent, structured Syrah and Grenache. To maintain balance while giving flavor full stage, Russell works with 30 top-tier vineyards in over 7 distinct growing regions between Santa Barbara and
Paso Robles. These are no nonsense, balls to the walls wines that are not for the faint of heart or the pinky raising set.

Winemaker Notes
Imagine what a meal at Grizzly Adams’ cabin would have been like; Roast Elk with Sage Grouse stew, wild cherries jubilee and a pot of chicory coffee hanging over the fireplace. The smell of pine walls, freshly-tanned pelts, charred firewood and the sweet aroma of wildflower. The glory of the Sierra Nevada and the tales of life in the wild complete the sensory picture. Then you wake up and realize you’ve been napping with the History Channel on in the background. Look on the bright side, we’ve come pretty close to putting all that in a bottle.

Press from Previous Vintage
Rated 96 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Made from 100% Grenache aged a full 30 months in 70% new French oak, the deep ruby-colored 2016 On The Road is another full-bodied, concentrated, yet also pure and balanced wine from this talented winemaker. Blackberries, ground herbs, pepper, spice box, and licorice-laced black cherries all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with a silky, expansive texture, no hard edges, and a great finish. It shows the pure, balanced, seamless style of this vintage beautifully. It's terrific today yet has the tannin, balance, and length to keep for 7-8 years.