Herman Story Milk and Honey 2016 Tempranillo Blend, Paso Robles
Varietals: 32% Tempranillo, 26% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 19% Syrah
Appellation: Paso Robles
Vineyards: Weeks-Yankowski, Luna Matta,
White Clis, Denlinger, Chelle Mountain
Production: 810 cases made
Oak: 65% New French Oak
Time in Barrel: 18 months
Alcohol: 15.8 %
Cellar potential: 7-8 years
If a cigar smoking saber tooth tiger crashed it’s Peterbilt into a chocolate factory while making a Valentine’s delivery of fresh cut flowers, this is what the eyewitness news crews would be reporting: exploded bank vault, smoked paprika, blueberry
pomegranate donut, fresh Nat Sherman MCD Blacks, rain, chocolate hand grenade, rose water, elderberry syrup, dried violets, cinnamon toast, cherries & berries. With the lingering thought that you may not know where your children are.
For Russell P. From, Paso is a place to push new frontiers in the exploration of full-force flavor. Milk& Honey exposes the best of the promised land. Tempranillo was chosen as the base of this blend due to its similarity to one of Paso’s new keystone varietals, Grenache, while also giving a nod to the region’s stylistic similarities to Ribero del Duero. While Paso is an emerald city for some, it is also home to derelicts and grifters and ne'er–do–wells, for whom the artwork is an homage.