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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Herman Story Larner Vineyard Syrah Santa Barbara County 2008
Herman Story Larner Vineyard Syrah Santa Barbara County 2008
(search item no. 107963)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Larner was my first. My first vineyard designated wine, my first fruit contract, my first Syrah. I'm happy to say that we still get along. Heck, it just keeps getting better. This is my 4th Larner Syrah, and it's got everything I love most about the vineyard: huge fruit, balanced minearlity and fantastic spice. Lush aromas of cherry pie, jasmine, lava rock and fresh tarragon introduce a full bodied but nimble palate that carries seamlessly from grilled pineapple, smashed strawberry and beets to licorice, bark, clove and warm tar. Without question a worthy tribute to a lasting relationship. (DRINK NOW: decant 2+ hours, CELLAR: 8-10 years)
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About Herman Story:

I am Russell P. From, winemaker and sole employee of Herman Story Wines.

Herman Story Wines are made, schlepped, peddled, and drunk with friends by me. The basic web design books tell me that you’re probably here for the basics: to find release schedules, ordering information and tasting opportunities for the wines I make, which sounds pretty good to me. The less time I spend writing this stuff the more time I spend in the cellar. So here you go, all the facts with none of the filler. An aesthetic I stand by and believe my wines do too.