Austin Hope Cabernet-Sauvignon Paso Robles 2019

Hope Family Wines

Austin Hope Cabernet-Sauvignon Paso Robles
2019

$70.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13941053
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of product
Table Wine
Country
United States
Regulated designation
American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
Region
California
Varietal(s)
Cabenet Sauvignon 100 %
Alcohol percentage
15%
Color
Red
Sugar content
9.8 g/l
Closure type
Cork

About this winery

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Product notes

Paso Robles is one of California’s most pastoral domains. Its name roughly translates to “Passageway of Oaks,” and indeed, majestic trees mark the landscape. Amongst the rolling hills and native habitat lie manicured vineyards, where ideal soil exists for farming Cabernet. Dry, warm conditions are typical, yet evenings are chilled by a breeze from the Pacifi c Ocean just 18 miles to the west, allowing fruit to ripen into luxurious richness.

Winemaking notes

After harvesting the grapes, select vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless steel tanks for 10-14 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pump overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The lots were aged separately for 11 months in a combination of 10% new, 25% once used, and 65% two to three times used French Oak. Through a combination of tasting and analytics our best lots were determined and the initial blend was assembled in late summer of 2020. As a whole, this blend was aged an additional three months in 75% new and 25% once used French Oak. The wine was racked just twice during its cellar life, with the fi nal racking occurring just prior to bottling.

Tasting notes

The classic ruby color of this wine is stunning and sets the stage for this robust Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate shavings, fresh black currant and hints of savory notes. On the palate, layers of vanilla, coco powder, juicy cherry, baking spices and signature tobacco create a full body wine that is balanced by a splash of fresh acid and round, refi ned tannins.