2011 Herman Story Grenache Late Bloomer


  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
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  • msh305 Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 1, 2018 - This is my last of 6 bottles, the last one I consumed 3 years ago and I rated that one 93. I drank the first few bottles way too soon, scoring them at 90. It's a solid 94 right now, deep and rich, a real classic grenache. I'm enjoying this last bottle with some baby back ribs (grenache is a perfect BBQ wine). Outstanding effort from Herman Story.

  • wiscgrad wrote: 91 points

    January 19, 2018 - fun wine to drink. alcohol shows thru a bit, but a true crowd-pleaser. went down way too fast. definitely in its drink window

  • Matt and Rebecca wrote: 93 points

    January 1, 2018 - Fabulous.

  • jeffmudd wrote: 92 points

    March 18, 2017 - Only getting better.

    2 people found this helpful
  • Nyccablover Likes this wine:

    February 18, 2017 - Had the pleasure of participating in a tasting of 12 Herman Story wines all from magnum. This was hands down my favorite of the line up. The Late Bloomer is pressed whole cluster and spends three years in barrel prior to release. I love the tannins and herbal character that the stems and extra barrel time add to this wine. The grenache fruit is still very present but the additional barrel age and stems add layers of complexity that I really enjoyed. Additionally the labeling on this wine totally rocks and the story behind how the subjects are chosen was hysterical!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    Paso Robles and Neighbors: New Releases (Sep 2015), 9/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Herman Story
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Late Bloomer
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 178 (33%)
  • Consumed 357 (67%)

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