Hope & Grace

Paso Robles Lagrein

9.029 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Lagrein
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Juicy. There's a sense of blackberry/black cherry gum. Black cherry cola, black licorice anise, olallieberry pie, dark moist earth, chocolate cake with fruit & fudge frosting, dark fine minerality, shades of a port like character, liquid violets, crushed rocks, dry pebbles and very large round juicy to dry dark fruit finish. Reminds me of a very dark berry Gamay.

Juicy. There's a sense of blackberry/black cherry gum. Black cherry cola, black licorice anise, olallieberry pie, dark moist earth, chocolate cake with fruit & fudge frosting, dark fine minerality, shades of a port like character, liquid violets, crushed rocks, dry pebbles and very large round juicy to dry dark fruit finish. Reminds me of a very dark berry Gamay.

Sep 11th, 2016
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

8.8

I have to give credit where credit is due! The rarest of combinations, A Paso Lagrein, from a winery in the heart of Napa?! Rarely do you find Italian varietals, grown outside their native land, that can give you depth and character. This one delivers, dark brooding fruit, savouriness, tannic delivery and a great finish. I want some cheese and I want it now! A great effort!

I have to give credit where credit is due! The rarest of combinations, A Paso Lagrein, from a winery in the heart of Napa?! Rarely do you find Italian varietals, grown outside their native land, that can give you depth and character. This one delivers, dark brooding fruit, savouriness, tannic delivery and a great finish. I want some cheese and I want it now! A great effort!

Mar 21st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Dark, dark fruits, blue fruits, some spice and earth, savory, purple flowers, long elegant finish. Pair with a nice dry white cheese or wild boar per the staff at Hope and Grace.

Dark, dark fruits, blue fruits, some spice and earth, savory, purple flowers, long elegant finish. Pair with a nice dry white cheese or wild boar per the staff at Hope and Grace.

Jul 19th, 2015
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

8.6

100% Lagrein, grapes from Paso. How interesting to see this in a Napa tasting room, and not from Alto-Adige! Plummy yet meaty, with lower acid and higher tannins. Like a Barbera x Dolcetto yet somehow it works! Makes me hanker for some fruit, cheese, and charcuterie.

100% Lagrein, grapes from Paso. How interesting to see this in a Napa tasting room, and not from Alto-Adige! Plummy yet meaty, with lower acid and higher tannins. Like a Barbera x Dolcetto yet somehow it works! Makes me hanker for some fruit, cheese, and charcuterie.

Jun 28th, 2015
Alicia Cypress

The smoothness and body of a merlot, but the spice of a Syrah or a Pinot. A fun wine to sip on a Thursday night. I think I'm getting a little anise or fennel on the finish.

The smoothness and body of a merlot, but the spice of a Syrah or a Pinot. A fun wine to sip on a Thursday night. I think I'm getting a little anise or fennel on the finish.

Nov 7th, 2014
Stuart Scheff

So interesting and well done. A northern Italian grape grown in Paso from a Napa producer. Went well with my wife’s delicious vegetarian chili. Deep dark fruits, a little back end spice and sexy savory aroma.

So interesting and well done. A northern Italian grape grown in Paso from a Napa producer. Went well with my wife’s delicious vegetarian chili. Deep dark fruits, a little back end spice and sexy savory aroma.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Eric S
9.2

Really ballsy and unique wine. Today’s tasting in Yountville will go down as one of my favorites of all time. First I’d ever heard of this grape, grown in Paso. Black fruit covered in licorice. If you go (and I’d highly recommend it), go for the cheese pairing it’s well worth it.

Really ballsy and unique wine. Today’s tasting in Yountville will go down as one of my favorites of all time. First I’d ever heard of this grape, grown in Paso. Black fruit covered in licorice. If you go (and I’d highly recommend it), go for the cheese pairing it’s well worth it.

Apr 4th, 2018
Stuart Scheff

I love this wine. Big and bold. Flavors at pooping. Only 15 barrels made so I'm going to go slow and savor it.

I love this wine. Big and bold. Flavors at pooping. Only 15 barrels made so I'm going to go slow and savor it.

Aug 16th, 2017
Tom Flesse

Needs time but will be pretty

Needs time but will be pretty

Mar 3rd, 2017
Hahn Family Wines

Goes great with lamb Shepherd pie!

Goes great with lamb Shepherd pie!

Mar 29th, 2016