Herman Story Bolt Cutter 2016 Cabernet Blend, California
Varietals: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 15% Syrah
Vineyards: White Clis, Denlinger, Star Lane, Jada, Murmur, Chelle Mountain, Shell Creek, Jespersen, Presqu’ile, Spanish Springs
Production: 650 cases made
Oak: 70% New French Oak
Time in Barrel: 24 months
Cellar potential: 6-10 years
Release date: September 8, 2018 TASTING NOTES
If wines were like fashion, this would be prete a porter. It’s that perfect little black dress that transitions seamlessly from an afternoon sipping on cinnamon hibiscus highballs in the Upper East Side to an evening dancing in SoHo. The next morning, you hop into a finely upholstered Uber XL, sipping cardamom tea as you head out of the city for weekend adventure featuring a stay at the little country inn that serves an unforgettable Apricot-Glazed Pork Shoulder. Because that’s just how you roll.
2012 was the inaugural vintage of Bolt Cutter, made with a majority share of Bordeaux varietals. e wine is a swerve from the historically Rhône focus of Herman Story. The name is a playful nod to Russell P. From’s most iconic wine: Nuts & Bolts. This is Herman Story for the "I only drink Napa Cab" crowd.