In February, Wine Enthusiast will publish their highest score ever for a Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Austin Hope, Cabernet.
Talk about a debut! It took 40 years, but good things come to those who wait. This release, the inaugural release, is stunning. If this were a Napa Cabernet it would retail for $150. But then again, if it were from Napa, it wouldn't have the Paso Robles terroir or charm of "cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla and a long, smooth, tannin-soaked finish." Robb Report, November 2017
Rich aromas of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. This is a big, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins, gobs of fruit and accents of cedar, clove and vanilla bean. Full bodied and balanced by fresh acidity, this robust wine has a firm, polished tannin structure.
Paso Robles, one of California’s most pastoral wine growing regions, translates to “Passageway of Oaks, ” where majestic trees outline the landscape. At 2,000 feet, the Cabernet vineyards possess a micro-climate of warm days and cool evenings chilled by a breeze from the Pacific just 18 miles to the west "allowing fruit to ripen into luxurious richness."
It is worth highlighting the quality coming from Paso Robles in recent years. "These top-quality releases are a match for the best wines from California’s North Coast.” The Wine Advocate
You only get one shot to make a first impression. Our first impression? This is the perfect Cabernet to enjoy with burgers, steak, and even the bounty of flavors you will find at your upcoming Super Bowl party!
Enjoy this gift from California while it lasts...