Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3238 ratings
9.420 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

1978 Chuck Hope left his job in beverage distribution, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & with time became a top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led the family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Grapes from small blocks in AVAs of Paso Robles: Creston, Estrella, Adelaida, El Pomar & Willow Creek, aged in 75% new French oak, 18 mos. Dark Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits & dried smoky spices. Flavors of ripe blackberry, sweet cacao, espresso & vanilla oak. Big wine, fine tannins that needed 45 minutes, lingering fruit finish. The 15% ABV was not an issue.

1978 Chuck Hope left his job in beverage distribution, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & with time became a top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led the family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Grapes from small blocks in AVAs of Paso Robles: Creston, Estrella, Adelaida, El Pomar & Willow Creek, aged in 75% new French oak, 18 mos. Dark Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits & dried smoky spices. Flavors of ripe blackberry, sweet cacao, espresso & vanilla oak. Big wine, fine tannins that needed 45 minutes, lingering fruit finish. The 15% ABV was not an issue.

Jan 27th, 2019
Eric Bass

Beautiful red. She opened up slowly and then beckoned with her fragrance, deep, dark color tones and assertive character. She needs time...5 years; maybe 10 to come into her own. She answers to “The masses of men...” H.D. Thoreau. This is a wine to dance with, and maybe go home with.

Beautiful red. She opened up slowly and then beckoned with her fragrance, deep, dark color tones and assertive character. She needs time...5 years; maybe 10 to come into her own. She answers to “The masses of men...” H.D. Thoreau. This is a wine to dance with, and maybe go home with.

Sep 2nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1978 Chuck Hope left his job in beverage distribution, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & with time became a top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led the family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Paso Cabs vary in quality, this one is great! Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits & dried spices. Flavors of ripe blackberry, sweet cacao, espresso & vanilla oak. Big wine, firm tannins that needed 45 minutes, lingering fruit finish. The 15% ABV was not an issue

In 1978 Chuck Hope left his job in beverage distribution, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & with time became a top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led the family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Paso Cabs vary in quality, this one is great! Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits & dried spices. Flavors of ripe blackberry, sweet cacao, espresso & vanilla oak. Big wine, firm tannins that needed 45 minutes, lingering fruit finish. The 15% ABV was not an issue

Aug 12th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Same as usual. I was able to speak with the winemaker yesterday to confirm my suspicions. And it turned out to be what I thought, a blend of 5 different vineyards of Cabernet (2 eastside and 3 westside) so it’s a meritage if efforts.

Same as usual. I was able to speak with the winemaker yesterday to confirm my suspicions. And it turned out to be what I thought, a blend of 5 different vineyards of Cabernet (2 eastside and 3 westside) so it’s a meritage if efforts.

May 11th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Wonderful wine to pnp

Wonderful wine to pnp

Apr 21st, 2018
Rob Brobst III

A tenth of a point less on day 2!

A tenth of a point less on day 2!

Mar 10th, 2018
Andy Wigginton

Big and extracted. Super fun wine. Yum!

Big and extracted. Super fun wine. Yum!

Dec 27th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Would love to see how this progresses with age.

Deep ruby red. Lots of caramel, anise, baking spices and dark cherries on the nose. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Well integrated with alcohol you can feel but not over the top. Rich palate with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, dark berries, and cherries. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

Delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Would love to see how this progresses with age.

Deep ruby red. Lots of caramel, anise, baking spices and dark cherries on the nose. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Well integrated with alcohol you can feel but not over the top. Rich palate with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, dark berries, and cherries. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

3 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Please remember the shy girl at the party standing against the wall. She’s blushing fellow enophiles. Even wall flowers have a beautiful scent! New kid on the block. @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher @Jim Trobaugh @Jody Scharf @Jade Moore @Mike Smith @Aaron Means @Carl Fischer @Connor McMahon @Ceccherini Cristiano @Shay A @Stanley Barrios @TheSkip @Doug Davidson @David L @Vanessa D @Carl Fischer @Kirk Feyereisen @Kimberly Anderson @Paul E Koran @James Parker Huston, CWE @Ian Blackburn @Antonio Galloni check this one out Antonio. Please.

Please remember the shy girl at the party standing against the wall. She’s blushing fellow enophiles. Even wall flowers have a beautiful scent! New kid on the block. @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher @Jim Trobaugh @Jody Scharf @Jade Moore @Mike Smith @Aaron Means @Carl Fischer @Connor McMahon @Ceccherini Cristiano @Shay A @Stanley Barrios @TheSkip @Doug Davidson @David L @Vanessa D @Carl Fischer @Kirk Feyereisen @Kimberly Anderson @Paul E Koran @James Parker Huston, CWE @Ian Blackburn @Antonio Galloni check this one out Antonio. Please.

2 people found it helpfulMar 8th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

This little known bottle had a sling and a rock and it took down a giant! Yep David vs. Goliath! This was the biggest surprise of the night! @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher @Jade Moore I will be buying more. @Mike Smith @Shay A @Kimberly Anderson @Aaron Means @Antonio Galloni @Carl Fischer @Connor McMahon @Ceccherini Cristiano @Martin G Rivard @Bill Bender @Terri Walker @TheSkip @Jim Trobaugh @Jody Scharf @Warren Sapp @Walter Sorensen @Stanley Barrios @Neal Schaffer

2 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018