2014 Herman Story "Milk & Honey" Paso Robles Red Blend

SKU #1248533 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Milk & Honey checks in as an interesting blend of 30% Tempranillo, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah and the rest Grenache, Mourvedre and Petit Verdot. It offers lots of sweet black currant fruit, cedar, toasted bread, leather and dried herbs in a savory, forward and nicely textured style. There's a firm edge to the tannin (no doubt from the Tempranillo), so give it a year, and drink bottles over the following 5-6. One of my favorite estates in the Central Coast is Russell From's Herman Story, who makes unapologetic rich, layered, flavor loaded wines that are a joy to drink. (JD)  (8/2016)

92 points Vinous

 Opaque ruby. Spice- and smoke-accented red and dark berries and vanilla on the deeply perfumed nose; a touch of mocha adds complexity. Plush, expansive cherry liqueur and cassis flavors show an undertone of smoky minerality that adds lift and bite. Picks up a floral pastille quality with air and shows impressive power on the spice-tinged finish, which is framed by supple, harmonious tannins. Try to ignore the "16.2 percent alcohol" on the label because, while unquestionably a rich, powerful wine, it wears its ABV quite well. (JR)  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

Out of Paso Robles, these wines follow the aesthetic of its winemaker Russell P. From--"all the facts with none of the filler."


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