94 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2021 Nuts and Bolts is mostly Syrah with a dollop of co-fermented Viognier, wafting up with a pretty yet complex blend of black raspberry, smoky sage and confectionary spice. This flows easily across the palate, juicy and supple, guided by vibrant acidity that propels its ripe red and black fruits. The 2021 finishes dramatically long with chalky tannins and sour citrus hints that add tension. Yet through it all, the mouth waters for more. So much power yet so much freshness. Nicely done. Drink: 2025-2034. (May 2023)"
Producer notes: "For many, Nuts & Bolts functions as the Herman Story Gateway Drug. Each vintage delivers a Syrah of exceptional structure, body and power. Nuts & Bolts is built of the most opulent, expressive Syrah barrels in the cellar."