Austin Hope Winery

Blend 6 Troublemaker Red Rhone Blend

8.7193 ratings
8.45 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Gina Shay

Extremely fruit driven, nice acid, blueberries, hint of oak only on the finish. Love this wine! Very un-California.

Extremely fruit driven, nice acid, blueberries, hint of oak only on the finish. Love this wine! Very un-California.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2014
Matty Wicksteed

Manager The Wine Cellars

6.8

Uh oh! Interesting concept but if I want a glass of Porter Stout I'll by a beer not a GSMZ Solera NV Scooby

Uh oh! Interesting concept but if I want a glass of Porter Stout I'll by a beer not a GSMZ Solera NV Scooby

Mar 18th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.2

Full bodied but nothing dangerous. Seems to have a creamy oaky vanilla note along with a toasty smokey note on the end, which to experienced wine drinkers may come off slightly fake.

Full bodied but nothing dangerous. Seems to have a creamy oaky vanilla note along with a toasty smokey note on the end, which to experienced wine drinkers may come off slightly fake.

Feb 27th, 2014
Matt Young

Deep, cool and fruit forward. Similar wine to the Pepper Pot but much better.

Deep, cool and fruit forward. Similar wine to the Pepper Pot but much better.

Apr 2nd, 2013
Jeremy Kamil

Too much fruit. Formaldehyde overtones. Yuck! Especially for $16 a bottle. Ouch.

Too much fruit. Formaldehyde overtones. Yuck! Especially for $16 a bottle. Ouch.

Jan 9th, 2018
Alexis M

Hope Family Vineyards. For Christmas. Berries. Lighter - like a Pinot.

Hope Family Vineyards. For Christmas. Berries. Lighter - like a Pinot.

Dec 25th, 2017
Tim Ralls

Very nice, but intense dark notes.

Very nice, but intense dark notes.

Dec 24th, 2017
Mike Smith

I was surprised how good this wine was. But it does need time to open.

I was surprised how good this wine was. But it does need time to open.

Dec 21st, 2017
Lea
8.9

Really interesting up front smokiness.

Really interesting up front smokiness.

Dec 7th, 2017
kim gottas

Smokey, rich. Great wine. $11 at HEB.

Smokey, rich. Great wine. $11 at HEB.

Nov 23rd, 2017