2017 Herman Story Larner Vineyard, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara
55% Syrah and 45% Grenache. Aged for two years in 80% new French oak. 15.7% Alcohol. 252 cases produced.
“Booming aromas of rich milk chocolate, black cherry, smoked beef and Dr Pepper are leveled by mineral hints of graphite on this blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Grenache. Creamy tannins have a slight edge on the palate, where black-cherry, cocoa and spice-cake flavors rule.” – 95 points, Wine Enthusiast
Jeb Dunnuck – 95 points