2010 Herman Story Syrah Nuts and Bolts

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2010 “Nuts and Bolts” – 2 Bottles in shipment
792 cases made
Varietals: 100% Syrah
Oaking: 55% new French, 45% neutral French
Vineyards: Les Galets, Shadow Canyon, Luna Matta, Terra Bella, White Hawk, Larner
$42.00 Retail (Wine Club Price: $33.60)
Limit of 10 additional bottles.

You know that old saying about the blind men and the elephant? About how one guy is touching the trunk of the elephant and thinks it’s a snake and the other guy is touching a leg and thinks it’s a tree? But because neither of them can “see” the whole animal they don’t know what it is? Well Nuts & Bolts always reminds me of that. There’s something about taking little pieces of a lot of different vineyards from Santa Barbara County to Paso Robles, that tells you more about the vintage in an instant than any single vineyard wine could. Nuts & Bolts is kind of like being able to see the whole elephant in that way, and this year is no different.
The 2010 Nuts & Bolts has the intensity and intrigue I think 2010 will be known for. It smells like a highclass picnic in a redwood forest: smoked ribs, red velvet cake, chocolate covered cherries, cologne, caraway, violets and olive. The palate takes you on a hike deep into the forest, with juniper berries, black tea, red licorice and rich tannins that hit you like a bear attack.

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