2012 Herman Story Syrah White Hawk Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2016 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • Qventoid#11 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 11, 2020 - This is a well crafted Paso syrah, but 8-years in, still shows it's 15.4% as the most prominent feature. On second day it had settled in better, but not a style I appreciate as I once did.

  • Irienet wrote: 86 points

    August 9, 2020 - Too much jam. Headache wines

  • bjamesclark wrote: 92 points

    May 25, 2020 - 100% Syrah aged in 65% New French oak for 22 months. Only 469 cases produced.
    Decanted and showing light to moderate sediment.
    Opaque, glass staining deep ruby with purple hues.
    Heavily scented with notes of boysenberry, marionberry and over-ripe plum, violet pastilles, vanilla, chips ahoy cookie, licorice, star anise, black pepper, espresso, forest floor, pine, leather, hot stone and hints of an auto shop.
    The palate retains a nice fruit core with mulled marionberry, plum and boysenberry pie with vanilla ice cream notes, violet pastilles, chocolate chip dough, baking spice and black pepper, vanilla latte, forest floor, licorice, leather and stone with hints of rubber innertube.
    The finish is long with the resolved tannins gripping on the front.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • redzins Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 22, 2020 - Covid quarantine

  • camroc830 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 3, 2020 - This is my last of several bottles bought a year or so ago. Decanted for 1 hour. Nice nose. Lots of dark fruit on the palate. Not as complex as a big cab, but I like it as a change. Smooth to the end of a medium finish.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Paso Robles and Neighbors: New Releases (Sep 2015), 9/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Herman Story
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard White Hawk Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 160 (31%)
  • Consumed 358 (69%)

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