Austin Hope Winery

Blend 6 Troublemaker Red Rhone Blend

8.8219 ratings
8.66 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
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.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 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
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
Anna Nicole

Great red blend! Medium bodied, fruity notes, smooth finish.

Great red blend! Medium bodied, fruity notes, smooth finish.

Dec 27th, 2019
Randy Boss

BevMo $18

BevMo $18

May 18th, 2019
Benjamin Hall Jr

Heavy overtly hammy fruit almost to the point of overwhelming, the zin based wine blended with powerful Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah is meant for the spicy dish or a very strong cheese. It has a nice acid balance but few detectable tannins... unsure if a nice decanting could help... wondering if aging could help to help the fruit to be less powerful and allow tannic structure to be revealed...

Heavy overtly hammy fruit almost to the point of overwhelming, the zin based wine blended with powerful Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah is meant for the spicy dish or a very strong cheese. It has a nice acid balance but few detectable tannins... unsure if a nice decanting could help... wondering if aging could help to help the fruit to be less powerful and allow tannic structure to be revealed...

Feb 10th, 2019
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