Herman Story Milk and Honey 2019 Tempranillo Blend, Paso Robles
Varietals: 51% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Syrah, 12% Petite Verdot AVA: Paso Robles Vineyards: Yankowski, Fulldraw, Chelle Mountain, Luna Matta, White Cliffs, Shadow Canyon Production: 807 cases made Oak: 85% New French Oak Time in Barrel: 18 months Alcohol: 15.8 % Cellar potential: 7-8 years
TASTING NOTES This is a Russian powerlifting team doing cartwheels in a Birch forest. Muscles rippling, they stop to smell the honeysuckle and pick wild cherries, then pull mossy trees straight from the bramble, roots and all. Their feral roars echo miles to the nearest town as debate about Dostoevsky and political affairs. And after they’ve crowned the champion of granite boulder tossing, they sit cross-legged, sip Chamomile tea, and make the most perfect paper origami cranes you’ve ever seen.