Red

2012 Herman Story Casual Encounters

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • markandsusanw Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 25, 2018 - Smooth and sweet strawberries to open, with a smoky, earthy mid and dry backbone. Easy drinking, but still has complexity and interest. Really liking where this is now and think Casual Encounters, though lesser known, is one of the stars of the Story line.

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  • bbcc66 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 12, 2018 - Decanted 2 hrs. Dark fruit nose. Fruit-forward, consistent tastes of dark fruits. Just a bit off from 2016 noted bottle.

  • MeredithAK wrote:

    December 24, 2017 - Yum

  • Ortiz Brown Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 8, 2017 - Big, luscious, textured GSM blend (41% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre, and 4% Tannat). Deep purple in the glass with plum, stewed blueberry, cassis, and oak aromas. Layered flavors on the palate with more blueberry and cassis and oak (thanks to new French oak) with a bracing acidity and plush tannins. We found the finish to be a bit short. At 15.3 percent, alcohol makes its presence known from the nose through the finish. Decadent wine! Decant at least 30 minutes.

  • jeffmudd wrote: 93 points

    October 4, 2017 - Good wine, in a good place and a great value.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Herman Story
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Casual Encounters
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 321 (36%)
  • Consumed 570 (64%)

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