Austin Hope Winery

Blend 6 Troublemaker Red Rhone Blend

8.8165 ratings
-no 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
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
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
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