Herman Story 2015 On the Road Grenache 1.5L/6pk Magnum
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Vineyards: Spanish Springs, Murmur, Chelle Mountain, Shadow Canyon, Luna Matta
Production: 629 cases made
Oak: 65% New French Oak
Time in Barrel: 24 months
Vinification: 35% whole cluster fermentation
Cellar potential: Now through 6-8 years
Release date: September 16, 2017
It takes 4 hours to drive from Chelle Mountain to Santa Barbara Highlands, a drive Russell From knows very well. On the Road derives its name from the immense distance between his best Grenache vineyards and the 10,000 miles his truck endures during harvest. 35% whole cluster fermentation adds structure and length to the finish. 2011 vintage garnered a spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100.
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