Austin Hope Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Bottle Size: 750mL

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Dark garnet in color, the 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked blueberries, ripe black cherries, with subtle notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, and dried spices. On the palate, the luscious supple tannins are powerful yet modern in style with layered flavors of juicy blackberry and red fruit, while nuances of black pepper, clove, and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon stems from an endless fascination with the soils and diverse sub-regions of Paso Robles, where exceptional wines are being made. It also tells the story of the Hope family’s long history in the region and how their pride and knowledge can be brought to life in a bottle of wine.

“The goal for this Cabernet is simple – to make wine that expresses all that Paso has to offer, with its pastoral beauty, perfect soils, maritime climate, and limitless possibility.” – Austin Hope, Owner/ Winemaker

Winery: Austin Hope Winery – https://shop.hopefamilywines.com/product/AH-2018-CAB-SAUV-750-12PK-USA
Wine Style: Red, Californian Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country / Region / Sub-Region: USA / CA / Paso Robles
Alcohol: 15 %
Bottle Size: 750mL
Rating (Vivino): 4.5/5
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Tasting Notes

Dark garnet in color, the Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked blueberries, ripe black cherries, with subtle notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, and dried spices. On the palate, the luscious supple tannins are powerful yet modern in style with layered flavors of juicy blackberry and red fruit, while nuances of black pepper, clove, and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.

“The goal for this Cabernet is simple – to make wine that expresses all that Paso has to offer, with its pastoral beauty, perfect soils, maritime climate, and limitless possibility.” – Austin Hope, Owner/ Winemaker

Vineyard

Stretching from Santa Barbara to Monterey, California’s Central Coast is a vast and varied region that hosts some of the premier vineyards in the country. Within this region, numerous microclimates influence the character of each varietal, making Central Coast wine distinct and noteworthy. At the heart of this region is Paso Robles. The Hope Family estate vineyard is planted in the rich calcareous loam of the Templeton Gap, the coolest microclimate in Paso Robles. It is within this unique microclimate that the warm, sunny days and cool, coastal nights most closely match the climate of the Rhône Valley as well as Napa’s acclaimed Rutherford district. Thus, the Rhône varietals planted here reflect the true varietal characteristics of the Old World. Unique to the Central Coast wine region is the wide array of soil compositions that allow growers to plant vines in the climate and soil that will reliably produce the finest characteristics. The marine sediment and dense, clay-based soils all show their influence in the flavor profiles of the wine they produce.

In Paso Robles and throughout the region, Hope Family Wines has long-standing relationships with over 50 growers to ensure only those grapes with the truest varietal characteristics go into our wines. We will accept nothing but the best and are willing to work hard to find it. One hallmark of vineyards we work with is careful limitation of crop yields to ensure concentrated flavors. We view the Central Coast as our spice rack and we carefully and purposefully source from vineyards that present true varietal characteristics to produce reliable and delicious wines.

Our winemakers and vineyard managers maintain an intimate and vital relationship wherein yearly tracking ensures vine health and consistent production. Hope Family Wines is committed to sustainable growing practices that promote vine health, improve wine quality, and ensure that growers remain profitable. Spraying is only done when necessary, not on a calendar, and never after August first. The number of tractor passes is kept to a minimum, protecting the integrity of the root structures and avoiding compacting the soil. Hope Family Wines works actively with the Central Coast Vineyard Team to promote best practices in the vineyards we work with. We also use the self-assessment tools put together by the Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers to gauge progress and identify areas for improvement over time. This multipronged approach to growing, from winter pruning through fall harvest, ensures we use only the finest grapes for each of our labels.

Pairing

Austin Hope Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles is best paired with:

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Game (deer, venison)
  • Poultry

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