Hope Family Wines

Troublemaker Blend 1 Red Blend

8.520 ratings
8.01 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Matthew Horbund

Westside Red Troublemaker Blend 1 from Hope family Wines. Inky purple. Extracted, high viscosity and stained tears. Ridiculously fragrant, powerful bouquet of fresh red and black berries, sweet cinnamon, a little pepper/heat. Palate big and bold red raspberry on approach, muddled blackberry and plum jam on mid palate. A little Mocha/cocoa on mid to finish, but it's a bit disjointed. Short finish. A simple wine, jammy CA but at $20 I'm not head over heels in love. It's a non vintage wine, mixing multiple vintages to make a consistent flavor year on year, similar to NV Champagne. I've met Austin Hope, so it pains me to not give this wine an OMG GO BUY IT review. It's good, but not blow your hair back good.

Westside Red Troublemaker Blend 1 from Hope family Wines. Inky purple. Extracted, high viscosity and stained tears. Ridiculously fragrant, powerful bouquet of fresh red and black berries, sweet cinnamon, a little pepper/heat. Palate big and bold red raspberry on approach, muddled blackberry and plum jam on mid palate. A little Mocha/cocoa on mid to finish, but it's a bit disjointed. Short finish. A simple wine, jammy CA but at $20 I'm not head over heels in love. It's a non vintage wine, mixing multiple vintages to make a consistent flavor year on year, similar to NV Champagne. I've met Austin Hope, so it pains me to not give this wine an OMG GO BUY IT review. It's good, but not blow your hair back good.

Jan 10th, 2014
Stephen LaFata

Lovely. Fruity. Nice finish.

Lovely. Fruity. Nice finish.

May 22nd, 2018
Emilie Reas

Wow. Major mocha bomb. Intense with strong cocoa, coffee and berry fruit notes.

Wow. Major mocha bomb. Intense with strong cocoa, coffee and berry fruit notes.

Jan 7th, 2018
Margaret Jankowsky

Deep purple and inky. Chocolate, leather, berries - very powerful but not much lingering. Good for cold weather, fireplaces, and tv.

Deep purple and inky. Chocolate, leather, berries - very powerful but not much lingering. Good for cold weather, fireplaces, and tv.

Mar 12th, 2017
Liz Johnson

Strong vanilla flavor

Strong vanilla flavor

Feb 26th, 2017
Kelly Calligan

Jammy!

Jammy!

Jul 14th, 2016
Daniel Rojas

Nice, well price red blend.

Nice, well price red blend.

Jun 4th, 2016
Francisco Perez

Just ok.

Just ok.

Nov 15th, 2015
Jodi Nielsen

A little too peppery for my taste.

A little too peppery for my taste.

May 20th, 2017
Jeff Singer

Jeff had this a year ago

Jeff had this a year ago

Mar 16th, 2019