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Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Paso Robles, California) - [WE 95, #7 TOP 100 OF 2020]
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Paso Robles, California) - #7 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 of 2020


 
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Winery: Austin Hope
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Paso Robles, California
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: AUSTINHOPECAB18-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
After harvesting the grapes, select vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless- steel tanks for 10-14 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pump overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The lots were aged separately for 11 months in a combination of 10% new, 25% once used, and 65% two to three times used French Oak. Through a combination of tasting and analytics our best lots were determined and the initial blend was assembled in late summer of 2019. As a whole, this blend was aged an additional three months in 75% new and 25% once used French Oak. The wine was racked just twice during its cellar life, with the final racking occurring just prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color, the 2018 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh black currants and cherries accompanied by subtle smoky notes and dried spices. On the palate, this lavish powerful wine is layered with juicy blackberry, ripe cherry, vanilla bean and brown butter. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by a touch of bright acidity and firm polished tannins.
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95 Points & #7 Top 100 Wines of 2020 - Wine Enthusiast:
"Quite dark in the glass, this reliable crowd-pleaser begins with hearty aromas of black currant, black plum, lush oak and caramel, accented by a hint of olive and loads of clove and nutmeg. The mouthfeel is hearty and rich, with just enough tannic weight to balance the creamy black-cherry, caramel and chocolate-ice-cream flavors, which lead to an oaky finish." Matt Kettmann (12/31/2020)


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