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2010 Herman Story Syrah Nuts and Bolts

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WINEMAKERS NOTES

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.

TASTING NOTES:
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.

Last edited on 2/10/2012 by RedFilth

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