Herman Story First Time Caller Petite Sirah 2021
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
Midnight's when the real show starts, when this slick-haired pitchman dominates the screen of your combo TV/VCR, selling youth serums and exercise equipment. Bedecked with Damson-plum pocket squares or green-tobacco tank tops, he's got undeniable magnetism and bold confidence. But wait, there's more. He struts the stage with brown-sugar suaveness. Espresso-bean enthusiasm. Blueberry cobbler authenticity. Slinging silky turns of phrase that are proven-that's right-proven to deliver the goods. It doesn't matter what he's selling, in your sleepy haze, you need it. And operators are standing by.
Woodsy and exotic in the glass, the 2021 First Time Caller, a varietal Petite Sirah, wafts up with a blend of wild blueberries, violets and confectionary spice. This is silky-smooth with chalky mineral tones and a pretty inner sweetness. Masses of tart wild briary fruits drench the palate in youthful concentration. The 2021 finishes long and lightly tannic with a staining of dark fruits and fine-grained tannins. An air of lavender slowly fades.