Vailia From the owner/winemaker, might be the wife of Russell From the owner/winemaker of Herman Story, but she is her “own” woman in this man’s wine world! Desparada is the culmination of 20 years of traveling and working for and in wine. Vailia has seen every side of the industry, from winemaking to harvesting, to importing, cold calling for sales, to managing brokerages, to working on restaurant floors, and managing a mobile bottling line. There’s something in wine that keeps her going. She’s a traveler by nature, and Desparada is what carries her. A no-nonsense lady, making no-nonsense, well-priced and good quality wines with a twist.

Depsarada 2022 Sauvignon Blanc NYX McGinley Happy Canyon
Santa Barbara 94 Points


Use code HERMAN during checkout

Vinous 95 Points: “The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc NYX McGinley Vineyard is beautiful and perfumed with a delicate blend of sweet melon, orange zest and spring flowers. It’s deeply textural with a lovely inner sweetness and ripe orchard fruits elevated by saline-tinged acidity. This finishes with a lingering green citrus tension as young kiwi hints slowly fade. There is simply so much to like about this seductive Sauvignon Blanc."

Winemaker Notes: “Smoking a flower, orange bikini, pear slip n’ slide, citrus sea salt flakes, kiwi seeds, slow motion roller coaster, sour patch kid duels watermelon troll.”

Check out the following “family” wines (they all assort for FREE SHIPPING)

Herman Story 2021 “Nuts and Bolts” Syrah Paso Robles 95 Points
Herman Story 2020 “On the Road” Grenache 
Herman Story 2021 Viognier “Tomboy” Santa Barbara
Herman Story 2020 Casual Encounter GSM 
Herman Story 2018 Late Bloomer Grenache
Herman Story 2021 “First Time Caller” Petite Sirah 95 Points
Desparada 2021 Sackcloth and Ashes Bordeaux Blend 95+ Points
Desparada 2020 Soothsayer Proprietary Red Blend 95 Points

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