Hope & Grace

Paso Robles Lagrein

9.023 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

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
Hahn Family Wines

Goes great with lamb Shepherd pie!

Goes great with lamb Shepherd pie!

Mar 29th, 2016
Stuart Scheff

Dark, Deep and interesting.

Dark, Deep and interesting.

Nov 24th, 2015
Lara H
8.9

Imagine the same acidity and body of a Merlot with tannins a step below Sangiovese. Cool wine!

Imagine the same acidity and body of a Merlot with tannins a step below Sangiovese. Cool wine!

May 11th, 2015
Jane Ainsworth

Never heard of this varietal. Cherries. Not tannic. Easy drink

Never heard of this varietal. Cherries. Not tannic. Easy drink

Mar 13th, 2015