2011 Herman Story One Hit Wonder Jespersen Vineyard

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • VlgJeff wrote: 92 points

    September 12, 2020 - Decanted for 15 minutes to allow some mustiness to blow off and for the components to awaken. There is no doubt that this is a Syrah based wine (65% Syrah + 35% Grenache) as the nose is all dark red fruits, smoked meat, and a touch of violets. All of these follow on to the medium bodied palate along with acidity that is juicy and balancing, and a touch of tannins. I don't think this wine will improve, but it can hold for another year or two before declining. Enjoy soon, but give it air.

  • jmcnewjersey Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 12, 2020 - Upon opening, this bottle seemed slightly over the hill. An acidic quality was predominant. Red fruit & savory herbal notes on nose and palate. However, the wine smoothed out and improved on Night 2, so I bumped-up my initial 91 score to a 92.

  • seanucsb Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 22, 2020 - 2011 Herman Story "One Hit Wonder" Edna Valley Syrah/Grenache.
    People talk about the savory character of well made syrah but this is next level. Such a lovely bouquet of meat, smoke and dark fruits. Wish I was able to find a few more! 2011 is often disregarded in the central coast but time has shown it to be quite excellent. Perfect with grilled porterhouse!

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  • herzog330 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 9, 2019 - Smokey, savory, a bit of acid. Still a little time left on this one. Very nice!

  • hanasowner wrote: 89 points

    February 8, 2019 - Popped and poured...solid wine that has held up well...still several years left...very dark with bold dark berries and meat flavors...smooth finish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara's Stunning 2011s (Jul 2013) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Herman Story
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation One Hit Wonder
  • Vineyard Jespersen Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 176 (34%)
  • Consumed 347 (66%)

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