Böen Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.5LDeep 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 nish. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and rm, polished tannins.
Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Red 2017Dark garnet with a lucid rim, the wine exhibits aromas of briar fruit, ripe blackberry and dark plum with a tinge of minerality and charred meat. Brawny on the entry, it has an equally big mid-palate with complex flavors of ripe brambly fruit, a touch of earth and notes of espresso bean. Still massive through to the finish with soft drying tannins, the unique varietal characteristics of the blend clearly reveal themselves over time.
Louis Roederer L'Ermitage 2012Fine tiny bubbles and a long lasting mousse are the usual footprints of the L'Ermitage cuvee. Grilled peach and brioche aromas are followed by a citrus and pomelo taste. The creamy richness is lifted by a clean acidity for a long and pleasant finish.
Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017T IS WITH GREAT PRIDE AND EXCITEMENT THAT WE HAVE CRAFTED THE FIRST AUSTIN HOPE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON. THIS WINE IS THE RESULT OF EXTENDED BARREL AGEING THAT HAS ALLOWED THE WINE TO DEVELOP UNPRECEDENTED STRUCTURE AND FLAVOR. Tasting Notes The 2017 Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an enticing dark crimson. Warm aromas of blueberries, roasted coffee, burnt toffee, cocoa and dried baking spices fill the glass. On the palate, layers of fine dusty tannins are met with earthy tones, toasted cloves, creamy vanilla and a touch of bright red fruit capped by an epic firm structure.