Wine of the Day July 12, 2013

2011HermanStory2011 Herman Story, Syrah “Nuts & Bolts” California.
Russell P. From’s Herman Story Wines, named for his grandfather, produces some wonderful small lot wines, from his Paso Robles winery, be sure to look out for this new Syrah release Nuts and Bolts. The 2011 Herman Story Nuts & Bolts Syrah starts out with a smoky nose with blueberry running from opening bouquet to tangy finish with boysenberry, cherry liqueur, plum and black currant fruits, savory pepper, mineral and a touch of cedar plus a hint of wild game and anise. This medium bodied effort is still very lively, fresh and balanced making it a great choice with many foods, especially roast poultry, lamb and BBQ, it doesn’t feel or taste 15%, but it is, so look for it to fill out a bit more, drink over the next few years.
($45 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive