Hope Family Vineyards
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 // 750 ml
Nothing matters more to Austin Hope than family and winemaking. For Austin, nothing embodies those quite like Paso Robles. Austin spent his formative years studying the science and craft in California and the Rhone region of France, but it wasn’t until 2017, after years of exploration and fine tuning his craft, that Austin felt he could create something that encapsulated the essential elements of Paso Robles.
Austin realized this vision when he released a Cabernet Sauvignon under his Austin Hope label. The sources of the wine are far-reaching within the appellation— a most discerning group of vineyards located on gently sloping hillsides and hidden pockets across the domain, providing unique dimensions to the Cabernet varietal. Each dimension tells a distinctive part of the story of our unique and wondrous region.
The Austin Hope 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a beautiful ruby hue. Enticing aromas of fresh black cherry, burnt sugar, and a slight smokiness fill your glass. On the palate, flavors evolve with vanilla foam, ripe dark fruit, roasted coffee, and nuances of spice. This full-bodied wine is rounded out with smooth supple tannins that are brightened with a touch of acidity to balance this crowd pleasing Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2020 early growing season was near normal. Rainfall occurred mainly in early winter and early spring and seasonal totals were just below average. Vine growth and berry development was typical through spring. Summer brought unusual heatwaves which slowed berry development, keeping them small with a desirable skin to juice ratio. October was warm and dry, aiding in fruit maturity. Harvest was condensed as most Paso Robles Cabernet ripened at the same time with ideal color and flavors.
After harvesting the grapes, select vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless steel tanks for 10-14 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pump overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The lots were aged separately for 11 months in a combination of 10% new, 25% once used, and 65% two to three times used French Oak. Through a combination of tasting and analytics, the best lots were determined and the initial blend was assembled in late summer of 2021. As a whole, this blend was aged an additional two months in 75% new and 25% once used French Oak. The wine was racked just twice during its cellar life, with the final racking occurring just prior to bottling.
- OriginUnited States
— Volume: 750 ml
— Alcohol Percentage: 15%
— Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
— Appellation: Paso Robles
— Barrel Regime: Aged separately for 11 months in a combination of 10% new, 25% once used, and 65% two to three times used French Oak.
— Vineyard Name: Estrella, Creston, Paso Robles Highlands, El Pomar, Geneseo, Adelaida
— Winemaker: Austin Hope
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