Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

9.21348 ratings
9.266 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

Grapes from small Paso Robles AVAs blocks, aged in 75% new oak for 18 mos. Dark Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits, smoky tobacco and pepper spices. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with herb, cacao, espresso and vanilla oak, after it opened up. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, vanilla and earthy herbs. Good but let this age for a couple of years.

Grapes from small Paso Robles AVAs blocks, aged in 75% new oak for 18 mos. Dark Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits, smoky tobacco and pepper spices. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with herb, cacao, espresso and vanilla oak, after it opened up. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, vanilla and earthy herbs. Good but let this age for a couple of years.

Aug 20th, 2023
Boris Mathiszik

New vintage! Knocked all our socks off!!

New vintage! Knocked all our socks off!!

Jun 23rd, 2023
Rob Brobst III

Steelers and Austin Hope!

Steelers and Austin Hope!

Nov 1st, 2019
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.

13 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

1978 Chuck Hope left his beverage job, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Grapes from 5 small blocks in AVAs of Paso Robles, 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, not an issue. Nice!

1978 Chuck Hope left his beverage job, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Grapes from 5 small blocks in AVAs of Paso Robles, 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, not an issue. Nice!

7 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2020
Sharon B

A very delicious, smooth, fruity wine. Paired great with steak and a good friend! Though a little pricey for me I would buy this again.

A very delicious, smooth, fruity wine. Paired great with steak and a good friend! Though a little pricey for me I would buy this again.

3 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2021
Roy Goble

Nice wine

Nice wine

3 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 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.

3 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

3 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018
Dawn E.

I love Paso Robles wines that are accessible early as is this Cab! Presents with dark berries, cassis, dark chocolate, espresso, mild tar, black licorice, wet soil and violets. Style is extracted, oak a bit heavy (which I expected) overall a nice Cab..scored a decent price!

I love Paso Robles wines that are accessible early as is this Cab! Presents with dark berries, cassis, dark chocolate, espresso, mild tar, black licorice, wet soil and violets. Style is extracted, oak a bit heavy (which I expected) overall a nice Cab..scored a decent price!

2 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2021