Austin Hope Winery

Hope Family Vineyard Syrah

9.098 ratings
8.712 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Deep garnet red. Tons of spices and sweet spices on the attack of the nose with cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and some earthy notes, smoky and blackberries. Medium and well integrated tannins (6/10) with balanced acidity. Strong scent of black pepper with blue and black berry undertones on the attack of the palate. Medium to medium plus bodied with some herbs, leather, toasty and smoky notes near coming through the long finish. High alcohol but still balanced. Drinking well right now but can go another couple years. Drink till 2020.

Deep garnet red. Tons of spices and sweet spices on the attack of the nose with cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and some earthy notes, smoky and blackberries. Medium and well integrated tannins (6/10) with balanced acidity. Strong scent of black pepper with blue and black berry undertones on the attack of the palate. Medium to medium plus bodied with some herbs, leather, toasty and smoky notes near coming through the long finish. High alcohol but still balanced. Drinking well right now but can go another couple years. Drink till 2020.

Aug 1st, 2017
Lori Mike

Pours a dark red. Aromas in your face of blueberry and raspberry with a hint of cola. Flavors full of plum and earth with slight tar. Vanilla on the finish. Slight puckering.

Pours a dark red. Aromas in your face of blueberry and raspberry with a hint of cola. Flavors full of plum and earth with slight tar. Vanilla on the finish. Slight puckering.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2015
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

8.5

For all the hype, as a Syrah geek..huge let down. Shallow and meh.

For all the hype, as a Syrah geek..huge let down. Shallow and meh.

Sep 12th, 2016
Perry Riddle

Feet planted firmly in the New World

Feet planted firmly in the New World

Sep 29th, 2015
Karl Ziegler

Lotsa oak, lotsa fruit. Good with marinated flank steak but nothing I would come back to....

Lotsa oak, lotsa fruit. Good with marinated flank steak but nothing I would come back to....

Jun 1st, 2015
Lyle Coffield

Sommelier Kokkari, Evvia Estatorios

7.5

You're pretentious if you only lost and rate wines with cachè... So here it is... Austin Hope Paso Syrah? ...Meh.

You're pretentious if you only lost and rate wines with cachè... So here it is... Austin Hope Paso Syrah? ...Meh.

Mar 4th, 2015
Henry Fuseler

Very bold. Almost too bold. Day 2 was some what better. 12/16

Very bold. Almost too bold. Day 2 was some what better. 12/16

Jan 2nd, 2017
Kathleen Schulke

Fruit forward

Fruit forward

Sep 10th, 2016
Mike R
9.1

I really liked the 2010s - drinking the 11s now - wait to next year to drink 12s- it is a nice toasty rich lush Syrah - decanted 2 hours - deep red color- smells are of blackberries, plums, vanilla, and spices - this is so fruit forward with nice tannins and hardly much acidity - this baby has great legs - Enjoying a Sunday Father's Day smile - come on Dustin Johnson - win the open please and get the monkey off your back

I really liked the 2010s - drinking the 11s now - wait to next year to drink 12s- it is a nice toasty rich lush Syrah - decanted 2 hours - deep red color- smells are of blackberries, plums, vanilla, and spices - this is so fruit forward with nice tannins and hardly much acidity - this baby has great legs - Enjoying a Sunday Father's Day smile - come on Dustin Johnson - win the open please and get the monkey off your back

Jun 19th, 2016
JJ Lumia

A mouthful of blackberry and peppered beef. The finish is long and smooth, full of pepper and ending with a hint of spice box. The pepper lingers for 60 seconds. Lovely inky color with strong legs, and the tannins, while smooth, give ample support. At least 5 years left. A good example of what Paso Robles can do.

A mouthful of blackberry and peppered beef. The finish is long and smooth, full of pepper and ending with a hint of spice box. The pepper lingers for 60 seconds. Lovely inky color with strong legs, and the tannins, while smooth, give ample support. At least 5 years left. A good example of what Paso Robles can do.

May 8th, 2016