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Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016

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Paso Robles: 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. 2016 Growing Season & Production: The 2016 wine grape harvest was early, with a normal yield of exceptional quality fruit, and a relatively even growing season. The anticipated El Niño gave us about 22 inches of rain in the Adelaida district and 11 inches in the Creston district in Paso Robles, which was much needed after the four prior drought years. The overall 2016 vintage delivered high quality fruit with outstanding color and fruit intensity. Tasting Notes: Dark ruby in color, the 2016 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.

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Hope family planted wine-grapes in Paso Robles in 1978. They were among a handful of pioneering families who helped to shape and gain recognition for this distinctive winegrowing region. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were the varieties first planted by the Hopes. They worked with terrains in distinctly different vineyard sites both east and west of the Salinas ... Read more
The Hope family planted wine-grapes in Paso Robles in 1978. They were among a handful of pioneering families who helped to shape and gain recognition for this distinctive winegrowing region. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were the varieties first planted by the Hopes. They worked with terrains in distinctly different vineyard sites both east and west of the Salinas River. Initially, demand for their grapes came primarily from wineries outside of Paso Robles, including Napa Valley. In the early 90’s, the family began producing estate wines under the Hope Family Farms label. At this time, they focused their farming efforts to better suit the Paso Robles terroir and eliminated their white grape plantings entirely. Instead, they opted to source Chardonnay and white Rhone varieties from the cooler climates of Monterey County. It had become abundantly clear to them that Paso Robles was capable of producing bold red wines that could compete in the international arena. The Hopes established Treana Winery in 1996. Today, third-generation farmer Austin Hope is at the helm as director of winemaking and viticulture for the 15,000-case brand. He remains uncompromising in his pursuit of wines of exceptional quality that specifically reflect their growing regions. His 2003 Treana Red, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based, proprietary blend from Paso Robles, was recognized by Decanter magazine as the top red blend in North America. Treana White, a blend of Viognier and Marsanne sourced from the Mer Soleil Vineyard of the Santa Lucia Highlands region, continues to gain critical acclaim from chefs, sommeliers and wine media internationally. The wines are distributed in all 50 states nationally, and in Canada, Germany and Japan. Read less

External Reviews for Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

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Source: We Speak Wine
10/12/2018

Paso Robles: 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. 2016 Growing Season & Production: The 2016 wine grape harvest was early, with a normal yield of exceptional quality fruit, and a relatively even growing season. The anticipated El Niño gave us about 22 inches of rain in the Adelaida district and 11 inches in the Creston district in Paso Robles, which was much needed after the four prior drought years. The overall 2016 vintage delivered high quality fruit with outstanding color and fruit intensity. Tasting Notes: Dark ruby in color, the 2016 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.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 07/19/2018

Paso Robles: 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. 2015 Growing Season & Production: The 2015 growing season marked one of the driest vintages in the history of Paso Robles. However, these dry conditions brought the added benefit of smaller berries which allowed us to have even better concentration in the wine. Vines were tended individually throughout the growing season, from pruning to thinning of clusters to removing leaves for optimal sun exposure and dropping clusters to ensure high-quality wine. Tasting Notes: 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. OAK PROGRAM: 75% new French Oak TIME IN OAK: 18 months ** Only 1 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 03/21/2018

Paso Robles: 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. 2015 Growing Season & Production: The 2015 growing season marked one of the driest vintages in the history of Paso Robles. However, these dry conditions brought the added benefit of smaller berries which allowed us to have even better concentration in the wine. Vines were tended individually throughout the growing season, from pruning to thinning of clusters to removing leaves for optimal sun exposure and dropping clusters to ensure high-quality wine. Tasting Notes: 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. OAK PROGRAM: 75% new French Oak TIME IN OAK: 18 months



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