Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Fans of Jonata, Daou, and Justin – Try this!
Austin blended Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 from multiple hillside parcels from across Paso Robles. First, a wine that Wine Enthusiast describes as “Dark and thick in the glass. While aromas of blackcurrant and blueberry meet with roasted coffee, chocolate syrup and baked plum on the wondrous nose. The palate is soft and extremely expressive, with blueberry, black pepper, firm midpalate tannins and a finish that’s redolent of cappuccino candies.” Fans of Jonata, Daou, and Justin, snatch this one up while it lasts!
97WE | Deep ruby in color, the Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries, and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha, and dried spices. Most of all a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins. In addition heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit. While nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. Finally, it’s full-bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a firm, polished tannin structure.
The Essence of Paso Robles
So Paso Robles is one of California’s most pastoral domains. Its name roughly translates to “Passageway of Oak,” and indeed, majestic trees mark the landscape. Amongst the rolling hills and native habitat lie manicured vineyards where ideal soil exists for farming Cabernet. While dry, warm conditions are typical. Yet evenings are chilled by a breeze from the Pacific coast just 18 miles to the west. Hence allowing fruit to ripen into luxurious richness. At nearly 1,000 feet, soils are elevated seabeds where shell fossils are often found.
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. Thus bringing their pride and knowledge to life in a bottle of wine.
Winemaker Austin Hope
Austin Hope grew up working alongside his father, inheriting his love and respect for the region. He led the family’s move into winemaking in 1995, and further exploration of Paso began. In 2000, Austin created the Austin Hope label, making very small productions of Rhône varietals. While producing these wines from vines grown at the family’s estate property, where soils and climate have similarities with Rhône Valley vineyards. They remain small yet extraordinary productions. Each bottling holds onto a unique intensity and softness, expressing a special side of Paso.
WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? 97 points of Paso Robles delight from Winemakers Austin Hope & Jason Diefenderfer Why now? Fans of Jonata, Daou, and Justin, should buy now while it lasts! WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings 97WE What is it? Paso Robles CA Red Wine What’s in it? Cabernet Sauvignon | ABV 15% When to drink? now thru 2030+ Pair with: Red Meat, Poultry, Cheese Serving Temp: 60-65°F Drink with: Great Friends & Family Occasion Relaxing dinner with grilled meats If you want to drink now... Decant 60 minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 4+