2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2015
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles features a deep garnet-purple color and nose of baked black currants, black cherries and dried herbs with touches of menthol, baker’s chocolate, licorice and black soil. The full-bodied palate has a solid structure of chewy tannins and lively acid framing the muscular black fruit preserves, finishing on an earthy/dried herbs note." (WA)

"Vintner Austin Hope, whose family is intertwined in the rise of Paso Robles, spent years working to release a wine of this caliber. Dark and thick in the glass, aromas of black currant 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. -M.K. " (WE)

Winery 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 Pacific just 18 miles to the west, allowing fruit to ripen into luxurious richness. At nearly 1,000 feet, soils are elevated sea beds where shell fossils are often found.

Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries, with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. On the palate, it’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine layered with heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove, nutmeg and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.