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Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignontext
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16¾/20

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California, United StatesPaso Robles, or roughly “Passageway of Oaks,” is at the core of this flagship cabernet for Hope Family Wines, long-time champions of the Central Coast AVA. It is intense and flushed with black fruit and ripe raspberry, spice and dark chocolate, yet as big as it looks and feels at the front of the palate, the wine shows more elegance and style as the years go by. Today it is all about select vineyard lots, fermented individually in stainless steel tanks and aged separately for 11 months in a combination of 10% new, 25% once used, and 65% 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels. Only the very best barrels are “assembled” and aged a further three months in 75% new and 25% once-used French oak. The pulse-air technique has reigned in the ragged tannins, and the lower alcohol and bright acidity have given this wine added life.Tasted: 10 November 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 69.99 select private retailers AB 54.00 select private retailers SK 71.99 select private retailers MB 69.99 select private retailers ON 69.95 LCBO QC 70.00 SAQ NB 69.99 NBLiquor PEI 69.99 PEILCC NS 59.99 NSLC NL 69.98 NLLC Producer: Hope Family WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 234347UPC: 657891715591