Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Herman Story Santa Barbara Grenache 2006 wine review by (PB)
Intense, deep, dark black cherry hue with a bouquet of rich, deep, dark black cherry nose changing as it opens.
Palate--Rich, plush luxurious tannins, cocoa with big fruity dark berries and wonderful fruit flavor and a pepper finish.
A really tasty wine at the $32 price point and make note of this; there tends to be a big difference between a varietal wine--in this case Grenache--that is $10 vs. $20 or above. So making a decision that you don't care for a particular type of wine at the $10 price point, don't just write the grape off until and unless you have had a wine of the same grape at a higher price point!
I love inexpensive Grenache but it is an entirely different experience at this higher price point. I paired it with breaded Veal shoulder cuts pounded out very thin with broccoli rabe. The wine was everything! Raise a glass.
Posted by PB at 6:28 PM