Hope & Grace

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara County Grenache 2021

Good color. Cherry jolly rancher. Oak brown sugar. — 4 days ago

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Hope Family Wines

Treana Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Corey’s birthday dinner at American Elm. We both loved this wine. — 2 months ago

Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Malbec 2016

David T

Charles still makes my favorite new world Malbec. Ten years old the better. But, the drink nicely young. Just lush, ruby, rich and elegant on the palate. Blackberries, black raspberries, glorious raspberries, dark cherries, some strawberries. Both light and dark colas/licorice. Dry brush, dark chocolate, rich dark soil, medium baking spices, caramel, some pepper, violets for days, great acidity and a very well balanced, polished finish that lasts minutes. — 2 months ago

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@David T David, do you prefer Cahors Malbec over Argentinian Malbec?
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Like them all if it is the right producer. It really boils down to just being different styles, mood, pairing and aging. This drinks really well young. The others not necessarily so. Just different experiences but all good.

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

8/2023. So good. Full of flavors and so nice on the palate. Paired well with the duck served at Hall’s Chophouse. — 24 days ago

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Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

David T

Love Charles Pinots. I do like the Doctors Vineyard from Santa Lucia slightly over the Russian River.

I hold these 5-6 years from bottling, not vintage before I start drinking his Pinots. Excellent Floral fruits, strawberries, pomegranate, dry cranberries, some blackberries, haunting raspberries, cherries, red cola/licorice, dry crushed rocks, fresh to dryish herbs, mid dark spice, vanillin, nutmeg, soft cinnamon, limestone marl, hints of fresh tobacco, wood shavings, red, dark, blue flowers framed in violets. Rainfall acidity with excellent tension, well balanced, nicely structured, floral and polished finish.
— 2 months ago

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Grace Family Vineyards

Blank Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Beautiful nose and full bodied with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, herbs, spices, earth, light vanilla, black pepper and eucalyptus.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet. Rich and elegant with a soft mouthfeel. Fruit forward with nice complexity.

Drinking beautifully now as a 14 year old. Not too much in your face kind of wine, which is very nice to see out of Napa. Just a pleasure.

At its peak now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

A gorgeous wine to share with good friends.

Good right out of the bottle, easy drinking and good by itself. Will also pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 3 months ago

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Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1983

11.5% abv Life was better before RP — 11 days ago

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Shake Ridge Ranch Grenache 2020

Love this. Translucent ruby color. Red berry, cinnamon, rose petal. Medium light body. Pure. As a Southern Rhône lover I’ve got to say—wow California, wiw A Tribute to Grace! — 2 months ago

Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Zinfandel Rosé Blend 2022

This deep-pink rosé made with whole-cluster Grenache, Tempranillo, and Zinfandel grapes is absolutely dynamite!

Produced by Forlorn Hope, from the organically-farmed Rorick Heritage Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, CA.

It bursts onto the palate with juicy watermelon, hibiscus, white tea, raspberry, strawberries and cream, opening up to a textural mouthfeel, made fresh with bright acidity. It’s delicious.

Cheers to high-quality, small-batch producers that are carving a new path in California!
— 3 months ago

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