Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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We're in a Cabernet state of mind, winelovers. It just so happens that our friends in Paso Robles have available this Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum to satisfy every nuance of our hankering. Rustle up some glasses and pour a generous glass of this delicious red. The layers of dark, ripe fruit will pull you into their warm, happy embrace immediately. If you must move from that chair, hands down our number one recommendation with this big, beautiful Cab is a thick ribeye, grilled, au poivre. Put some caramelized shallots on the plate next to it if you want the pairing to go stratospheric... Pot roast pork shoulder with prunes is another tasty option; be sure to brown it well before putting it in the oven. Not to worry if you're not feeling the meaty dishes; this Austin Hope works wonderfully with a classic eggplant parmesan. The slight bitter found in eggplant is a seamless partner for the tannins in the wine. Hungry yet? Not to worry; there's plenty of Hope to go around.
Wine Enthusiast: "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." Dec 2019
Winery: "Dark garnet in color, the 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked blueberries, ripe black cherries, with subtle notes of roasted coffee, cocoa and dried spices. On the palate, the luscious supple tannins are powerful yet modern in style with layered flavors of juicy blackberry and red fruit, while nuances of black pepper, clove and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins. “The goal for this Cabernet is simple – to make wine that expresses all that Paso has to offer, with its pastoral beauty, perfect soils, maritime climate and limitless possibility.
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon stems from an endless fascination with the soils and diverse sub-regions of Paso Robles, where exceptional wines are being made. It also tells the story of the Hope family’s long history in the region and how their pride and knowledge can be brought to life in a bottle of wine. The goal for this Cabernet is simple – to make wine that expresses all that Paso has to offer, with its pastoral beauty, perfect soils, maritime climate and limitless possibility."
|Varietal||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Aging||18 months in 75% new French oak|
|Region||Paso Robles, Central Coast, California|
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