Herman Story is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created just a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications. Herman Story regularly scores 93 – 96 points from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator, and has an amazing “cult” following with thousands of people trying to get on his mailing list. The 2013 vintage Spring releases are spectacular but very limited!
Herman Story 2013 “On The Road” Grenache – 94 Points!
Retail 53.00 – GGWC 48.99 ~ FREE SHIPPING on 6+
Use coupon code HERMAN during checkout
Can mix and match with other Herman Story Wines!
More than any other varietal I work with Grenache reminds me of myself. It can be elegant and refined, or just as easily it can be a raucous party animal. Some people try to make it one or the other, but I think it’s best when you can get it to have a little of each. This year’s On the Road is just that, it’s got class and will doff its cap for the ladies, but won’t hesitate to start a brawl if needed. The wine’s got some serious muscle under that tucked in cowboy shirt. Smells like a fourth of July party by the pool: raspberry sorbet, fresh orange zest, licorice, fresh rubber rafts, chocolate brownie batter and vanilla whipped cream. On the palate the 2013 On the Road does a cannonball off the high dive, bringing an explosion of brambly blackberry, pomegranate, oiled leather, cherry cola and charcoal briquettes all with teeth staining color, it’ll leave you soaked and smiling.
Anthony Galloni 94 Points: “The Herman Story Grenache On the Road is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Fresh, vibrant and chiseled, the OTR is laced with bright red cherries, plums, crushed rocks, mint and cinnamon. The flavors are a bit on the dark side for Grenache, but all the elements are in the right place. Sweet floral notes, cinnamon and mint add nuance on the seriously beautiful, vivid finish. The OTR is a great example of winemaker Russell From’s very personal approach”
Make sure to check out the other AMAZING:
HERMAN STORY 2013 “NUTS AND BOLTS” SYRAH – 95 POINTS
HERMAN STORY 2013 “CASUAL ENCOUNTER” GSM
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As the holiday season is in full swing, I needed to make sure there will be some SPARKS in your end-of-the-year festivities so I put together a few “bubbly” suggestions for you to choose from. And for those of you who like to make a bigger bang into the New Year, I also have a some large format bottles!
Click on the links below for the tasting notes and pricing:
Use the code BUBBLY on checkout for FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more of ANY of the following!
My best selling Champagne below $35.00
My best selling Rose Champagne
My best selling Champagne below $45.00
Also check out these other bubbly suggestions:
This is Luc Morlet, the infamous Napa Valley winemaker’s family in Champagne!
STEPHANE COQUILLETTE CARTE D’OR BRUT CHAMPAGNE
BROCARD PIERRE 1ER CUVEE “BLANC DE NOIRS” BRUT CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE
MONTHUYS CHAMPAGNE NV BRUT, 3 LITER
I know that making a selection from this many choices can be intimidating, so as always, don’t hesitate to give me a call if you need any assistance!
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For three generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world. Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting their own vineyards, which they did in the remote ridge tops of Annapolis on the Sonoma Coast. Add winemaker Carroll Kemp to the mix and you’ll wind up with great quality estate-grown wines at a great price point!
Alma Fria 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Retail 45.00 – GGWC 42.99
FREE SHIPPING on 6+
Use code ALMA13 upon checkout
This is one of the most pleasant Chardonnays I have tasted in a long time. The aromas of clementine, citrus and green apple jump out of the glass. The wine is very well crafted with exquisite fruit and flavor on the mid-palate. The wine is well-balanced with bright white peaches, lemon zest, quince and a whiff of wet stone minerality. No new oak was used on this wine so it retains its pristine flavors throughout, and even with malolactic fermentation it retains its bright upfront fruit leading into an elegant finish. Unfortunately only 100 cases produced!
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This wine will rival big names like Screaming Eagle, Harlan and Colgin at a fraction the cost. The wine was sourced from one of Napa Valley’s much sought after vineyards. Only 4, yes FOUR, barrels of this nectar of the gods were produced, and with a 15 case allocation one cannot go very far promoting this – that is the reason we are only sending this to a select portion of our mailing list. I anticipate this wine to sell out within days, so let me know ASAP.
is a wine created in an effort to stop time, if even for a moment, so that the laughter, stories, and songs that emerge when we’re gathered among our loved ones might carry us long into the night, and lift our days with a sense of connection, joy and gratitude.This release of REVIVAL
offers tons of intensity that jumps out of the glass. One is welcomed by a whiff of anise, black currant and a touch of coffee and tobacco. On the palate this gem of a wine is both power and finesse (linebacker and ballerina). Well-balanced, silky smooth on the palate with great complexity. Tannins are there and I suggest decanting. Only 100cases produced! Should drink well for a decade and more!
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