Herman Story is one of our favorite wineries, which we discovered in the best way ~ sharing a bottle with friends (Herman Story – a winery you need to know). Winemaker Russell P. From has a knack for creating full flavored wines that are just damn good. We recently opened a bottle of his 2009 White Hawk Syrah, and it definitely held up to reputation.
This wine, which is a blend of 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier, is deep in color, and robust in taste. It starts with a nose of dark berries with hints of floral and earthiness. The bold flavors punch right at first sip. This full-bodied wine fills your mouth with blackberries and raspberries, offering a long, well-balanced, and very smooth finish. It is very enjoyable on its own, or paired with food. We enjoyed our bottle with a butternut squash and Italian sausage pasta (also incredibly delicious). A perfect wine to warm up with on a cool winter night!
Unfortunately, Herman Story wines are typically only available to wine club members and at the tasting room. So, find a friend who is a wine club member and get them to share a bottle. Or, if you find yourself in Paso Robles, we highly recommend a visit to the tasting room where you’ll enjoy great wines with great people!