Herman Story Nuts & Bolts 2015
REVIEWED BYJeb Dunnuck
Coming from various sites throughout California, the 2015 Nuts & Bolts (100% Syrah) spent 18 months in 85% new French oak. It's a huge, black fruited, smoked duck, olive tapenade and tobacco leaf scented beauty that has full-bodied richness, a wealth of fruit, ripe, present tannin and a great finish. It's a classic Herman Story wine that shows just a touch more focus and firmness on the palate than the 2014, which is the vintage profile.
For whatever reason, I never feel that the wines from Russell From’s Herman Story get the acclaim/recognition they deserve in the market. These are terrific wines that speak both to their site and to the estate, and I hope these notes and scores convince you to give them a try.