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Nuts and Bolts

USA, Syrah, Nuts and Bolts, Herman Story, 2008

N/ Smoked plums. Warm asphalt, in a good way. Heavy flint. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Reduced cassis and plum sauce. Very powerful, but miraculously still quite suave. If you have not tried these Herman Story Syrahs, you really should. Price = $30 to $37 Astounding-. 95 This wine was part of a “Syrah Smackdown” tasting, bottle […]

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USA, Syrah, Herman Story, Nuts and Bolts, 2007

  N/ Lurid, nasty but tasty, tarn with hot vapors.  The Venus of wine noses.  Olds plums with fresh smoke. T/ Giant mouthfeel.  Big fat tannins, nut agreeable. Almost Grenache-like smoothness. Mole! 16.4% alcohol beat down. Totally unique.  Almost bizarre. Conversation ender and starter. Price = $35 Brilliant -. 91 This wine was provided by […]

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