We cannot keep this Cabernet Sauvignon in stock. And, this EWM favorite just landed the coveted #10 spot on the Enthusiast Top 100.
The price of Napa Cabernets continues to skyrocket with each release. That allows the savvy aficionado to find value in emerging regions such as Paso Robles. "These top-quality releases are a match for the best wines from California’s North Coast.” The Wine Advocate
The quality from this region is outstanding - and undervalued!
The 2017 Austin Hope, "remains as impressive and delicious as it did upon debut two vintages ago," where it received an inaugural 97 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Customers love this wine, because if it were from Napa Valley, it would retail for $150. But then again, if it were from Napa, it wouldn't have the Paso Robles terroir or charm:
Rich aromas of black currants, ripe black cherries, and blackberries with notes of cedar, clove, violets, mocha, vanilla bean and dried spices. This is a big, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins, gobs of fruit and accents of cedar, clove and vanilla bean.
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, and just 18 miles from the Pacific, the micro-climate allows the fruit to ripen into luxurious richness.
The 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet is a tremendous value for Cabernet fans.
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
96 / 100
Lush and rich, Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon is becoming known for its unctuous fruit, black currant and roasted coffee bean flavors. It is remarkable how consistent this wine is in only its third release. Black currant and blueberry meet baked plum. An expressive mid-palate of blueberry, black pepper, clove, and cocoa.
95 / 100
"This bottling remains as impressive and delicious as it did upon debut two vintages ago. Aromas of black cherry, hickory smoke and vanilla cookie lead into a palate of brown sugar, sea salt, caramel and black cherry foam, all framed by polished tannins and just enough acidity."