Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3261 ratings
9.326 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
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.

6 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!

3 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2020
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
Rob Brobst III

@Paul T- Huntington Beach told me to rate this highly. It’s his favorite....

@Paul T- Huntington Beach told me to rate this highly. It’s his favorite....

2 people found it helpfulApr 11th, 2020
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.

2 people found it helpfulJan 27th, 2019
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

2 people found it helpfulAug 12th, 2018
Ron R
9.3

Much hype around this stuff, so we had to dip our toes in the water...
Wifey likes it, and I do, too. It’s an extravagant, full-throttle Cali example, which, in my view, is best enjoyed over the next year.

Much hype around this stuff, so we had to dip our toes in the water...
Wifey likes it, and I do, too. It’s an extravagant, full-throttle Cali example, which, in my view, is best enjoyed over the next year.

2 people found it helpfulJul 16th, 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.

2 people found it helpfulMay 11th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Wonderful wine to pnp

Wonderful wine to pnp

2 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2018