Herman Story On The Road 2013
Wine AdvocateChecking in as 100% Grenache, the 2013 On The Road (Grenache) was half destemmed and brought up in 65% new and 35% neutral French oak. It offers up a perfumed bouquet of kirsch and black raspberry fruits, crushed rocks, spice and dried earth in a full-bodied, supple, balanced and delicious style. It has a kick of savory tannin to integrate, but it's already approachable and should offer tons of pleasure over the coming 4-5 years.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a hearty and quite delicious wine, although nuances of the Grenache grape are overshadowed by richness. Roasted duck, bacon fat, smoked pork loin and freshly sliced filet mignon show on the nose, with violet and blueberry-syrup touches. The palate offers licorice, pepper, blueberry sauce and a very soft texture.