Austin Hope Winery

Blend 6 Troublemaker Red Rhone Blend

8.7210 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
Matté

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
Jodi K
9.6

First sip is amazing. And every sip after that is better.

First sip is amazing. And every sip after that is better.

May 12th, 2018
Brett Lapham

Quite the complex red bled! Had fun trying to pick all the grapes involved. Smokey, fruit forward, on the dry side, medium acidity.

Quite the complex red bled! Had fun trying to pick all the grapes involved. Smokey, fruit forward, on the dry side, medium acidity.

May 10th, 2018
Sarah Worner

Very nice, well balanced wine, blend of red zin and petite Syrah grapes. Medium body, with medium tannins, smooth finish. Has a nice crisp peppery taste that’s not overbearing and still allows the blueberry fruit to come out. Some oak, medium acid.

Very nice, well balanced wine, blend of red zin and petite Syrah grapes. Medium body, with medium tannins, smooth finish. Has a nice crisp peppery taste that’s not overbearing and still allows the blueberry fruit to come out. Some oak, medium acid.

Mar 30th, 2018
Holly Stobbie Ortega

Very smooth a little on the sweeter side for a red blend

Very smooth a little on the sweeter side for a red blend

Mar 14th, 2018
MJ Porcello

Fruity flavorful but not very bold

Fruity flavorful but not very bold

Feb 11th, 2018
John Wallace

Dried plum. Vanilla. Deep fruitiness. Dark cherry.

Dried plum. Vanilla. Deep fruitiness. Dark cherry.

Jan 27th, 2018