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Herman Story Casual Encounter 207 Red Blend, California

Herman Story Casual Encounter 207 Red Blend, California

 

VARIETALS: 40% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre,
19% Grenache, 4% Carignan, 2% Tannat
AVA: California
Aging: 70% New French Oak for 24 months
ALC: 15.6%
 

Vineyards:

Chelle Mountain, Luna Matta, Paderewski, White Clis, Bien Nacido, Jespersen

Vinification: 18% Whole Cluster

612 cases made
TASTING NOTES: You never thought you’d get this far, but the wood-paneled bar with neon-lit signs has dissolved into your apartment balcony, where she’s hungry and waiting. Frying up a grilled cheese in the kitchen you realize you’re not kids anymore, so you’re trying to channel your inner Thomas Keller, chopping fresh rosemary and sage, sizzling bacon, spreading pepper jelly. She hand-rolls a cigarette as you split the sandwich. Miles away, thunder rolls. The air turns earthy and sweet. Let it fill the space between you until the rain begins.
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