Herman Story Milk and Honey 2018 Tempranillo Blend, Paso Robles
Varietals: 68% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah, 11% Mourvèdre, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: Yankowski, Fulldraw, Chelle Mountain, Luna Matta, Denlinger
Aging: 82% New French Oak for 18 months
725 cases made
Unfined & unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Nutmeg over poached plums, roma tomatoes from freshly potted soil, cigar smoke, maraschino cherries, olives.
Cellar potential: 7-8 years
Serving: 65 °F, 1 hour decant
Release date: March 14, 2020
TASTING NOTES: You don’t typically grace glossy-eyed bar patrons with the golden pipes, but you’re four rum and Cokes deep and “Born to Run” is playing, so why the hell not? Mic in hand, you’re perched on leather barstools, vocals ringing with all the fullness of nutmeg over poached plums, roma tomatoes from freshly-potted soil, cigar smoke at dawn. A crowd forms to watch you high-step across the bar like you’re eighteen again, North High School’s former first-chair tenor. Maraschino cherries, olives, and lacy undergarments rain down as you nail an air sax solo that would make The Boss proud. No one cares if you nail the high notes, but you do anyway because you’re a rock god, and in a swell of confidence spread your arms and fall, just hoping they’ll catch you.