HOT FROM THE PRESS: A Casual (Wine) Encounter…

Herman Syrah 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 a little over a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications garnering many 94-97 point ratings and creating a real “cult-like” following.

Casual Encounters takes its name from the orgiastic nature of its origins as a blend of small co- fermented lots. By giving up control and embracing game-day decisions during harvest, Casual Encounters best captures the lengths Russell will go in setting orthodoxy aside and letting flavor take full stage.

Herman Story 2018 GSM “Casual Encounters” Paso Robles
GGWC 54.99
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Winemaker Notes: “After years of scouring grainy photos and peering through binoculars, you’ve found it: Bigfoot’s cave, deep in the Oregon woods. In you go, brandishing a Maglite and Glock 45. And there’s Sasquatch himself, seated in a Tuscan leather wingback chair, clawed feet on a matching ottoman, reading Wordsworth. He fetches a fresh blackberry pie, drizzles raw honey over the top, and offers a slice. You spend the night gnawing thyme-laden venison jerky over granite countertops and swapping hunting stories. Before you go, be sure to snap a selfie. Maybe no one will notice the zipper on his chest. 

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: More inky colored, the Casual Encounters checks in as 40% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre, 19% Grenache, and tiny amounts of Carignan and Tannat. Lots of mulled black fruits, smoked meat, barbecue, and peppery notes emerge from the glass. It’s full-bodied, super-rich, and concentrated, yet still stays light on its feet and beautifully balanced. It’s a classic, sweetly fruited, sexy wine to enjoy over the coming 5-7 years or so.


Herman Story Virtual Wine Tasting April 23, 4 PM PST 
with Winemaker & CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) Russell From

Also check out these other great Herman Story Wines:
Herman Story 2018 Petite Sirah “First Time Caller” Paso Robles Highlands – 94 Points
Herman Story 2018 Viognier “Tomboy” Santa Barbara – 94 Points
Herman Story 2017 Grenache “On the Road” – 96 Points!
Herman Story 2018 Syrah “Nuts and Bolts” Santa Barbara – 96 Points

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