Herman Story Casual Encounters 2017 Red Blend, California
Varietals: 40% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre, 19% Grenache, 4% Carignan, 2% Tannat
Aging: 70% New French Oak for 24 months
Vineyards: Chelle Mountain, Luna Matta, Paderewski, White Clis, Bien Nacido, Jespersen
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.