Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Deep ruby in color, the 2018 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh black currants and cherries accompanied by subtle smoky notes and dried spices. On the palate, this lavish powerful wine is layered with juicy blackberry, ripe cherry, vanilla bean and brown butter. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by a touch of bright acidity and firm polished tannins.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir 2017Aroma: The nose instantly fills with luscious aromas of juicy ripe red cherry, raspberry, star jasmine, with a light spice and mineral earthiness that while subdued, is still stark. Flavor: Upon entry, the palate is silky and layered with flavors that are reflective of this wine's aromatics-bright red fruit, rose petal and a touch of forest floor. The 2017 "Les Pommiers" boasts an exceptional purity of fruit, flavor and expression as it culminates in a bright, mouthwatering finish.
Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 BottleThe Spanish term 'Las Alturas' means 'the heights', a fitting name for this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA up to 1200 feet. At this elevation, the sunny but very cool climate creates a wine bearing all the hallmarks of this coastal region: robust, expressive, full bodied and balanced by a firm acidity. Nestled between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the western side of Salinas Valley, Las Alturas benefits from early morning fog which rolls in most days from Monterey Bay then burns off within a few hours. Gusty winds funnel in from the bay throughout the afternoon, moderating the overall temperature and contributing to one of the longest growing seasons in California. The high winds also result in smaller berries with very thick skins, giving us more color concentration. Another attractive characteristic of this vineyard is the low-vigor, free-draining sub-soil made up of a calcareous base underneath a layer of sandy loam. This complements our farming techniques to further reduce our yields per vine and augment the fruit's intensity.
The Crane Assembly Disciples 2016Balanced and inviting, the wine opens with a concentrated nose of ripe strawberries, red plum, allspice, vanilla and a touch of black licorice and cigar box. A smooth and enveloping entry of dark red fruits and creme anglaise leads to a fresh and bright mid-palate. The soft and integrated tannins finish at length with a pleasing texture of bakers chocolate.
Quest Proprietary Red Blend 2016Appearance: Dark Ruby/purple with a claret rim. Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, cassis, red fruit. Palate: Rich clean berry flavors with firm tannins finishes with a long toasty, French vanilla.
Aaron Wines Trespasser 2015Trespasser is always a blend of our spiciest Petite Sirahs, along with the more savory Mourvedre and Syrah that are fermented with a high amounts of whole clusters. In general, Trespasser is the softest of our blends each year.
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.