HERMAN STORY ROUSANNE - 2006
From Santa Ynez Valley with 15.9% alcohol.
Beautiful golden yellow color with a pretty nose of honey and gooseberry. On the palate there's lots of butter, gooseberry, pineapple, pear, apricot and banana/circus peanuts. Viscous, oily and almost thick-syrupy. Charred oak, apple and a spectacular butterscotch hard candy on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is awesome stuff with a ton of complexity. It is expensive at $21 a bottle but it completely delivers. I love this wine. What is even more impressive is how wonderfully integrated and in check the fruit keeps the whopping 15.9% alcohol. This one is a winner!