Wine Enthusiast Magazine awards Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 97 Points
– Austin Hope, under his namesake brand, released his inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon this year. Creating a pure expression of the king of all wines, this Paso Robles Cabernet sources fruit from five of the region’s sub AVAs and has quickly caught the attention of Wine Enthusiast reviewer, Matt Kettmann, whose 97 point score is part of the March issue.
Kettmann’s esteemed rating, the highest score he’s given to a Paso Robles wine, pays tribute to the longevity of the Hope Family’s 40-plus years of dedication to Paso Robles and Austin’s ongoing quest to make wines that reflect the region’s potential.
“Cabernet Sauvignon is the lifeblood of our family business since moving to Paso Robles in 1978,” said Austin Hope, Winemaker and President. “I am proud to release this wine, which I truly believe represents all that I have been striving to produce my entire winemaking career.”
Striving for a new standard in Paso Robles luxury Cabernet Sauvignon – Hope has selected vineyard sites based on soils to craft his ultimate expression. Sub AVA sources for the fruit include 1. Adelaida District, 2. Creston District, 3. El Pomar District, 4. Paso Robles Estrella District and 5. Paso Robles Willow Creek District.
The wine comes together for what Kettmann describes as “dark and thick in the glass, aromas of black currant and blueberry meet with roasted coffee, chocolate syrup and baked plum on the wondrous note. The palate is soft and extremely expressive with blueberry, black pepper, firm mid-palate tannins and a finish that’s redolent of cappuccino candies.”
The 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon, $50 suggested retail price, is available in the tasting room (1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles), now open seven days a week 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is available in select markets across the US.