Earthy and wild cherry aromas. Flavors of dark fruits, more cherry and blackberry wash over the palate. Medium bodied with a round texture, the finish is long and smooth. It’s one of those wines that envelopes you in velvet and keeps you warm on a cold winter night.
Varietal – 55% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 5% Petite SirahRegion – Paso Robles
Aging – French Oak (30%) 12 mos
Vintage – 2009 (40%), 2010 (60%)
SRP - $20
Following in his father’s footsteps, Austin Hope is now head winemaker and President of Hope Family Wines. After moving to Paso Robles with his family in the 1970’s, he began working the vineyards with his father at the age of eight. Following the advice of his father, Chuck Hope,
jumped at the opportunity to work under
Chuck Wagner, founder of Caymus, and further his knowledge of winemaking. This
spawned a desire to not only grow the grapes but to produce the wine as well. After
graduating from Cal Poly with a fruit science degree, Austin Austin
spent time in studying their
vineyards and learning their winemaking techniques. Rhone
Troublemaker is a blend of
inspired varietals grown 100% in Paso Robles. Hope Family Wines sources grapes
from California’s .
A long-standing relationship with growers provides for consistent quality grapes.
The growers are not faceless resources but instead are strong friendships. So
much of the wine business has moved from family owned wineries to corporate
business and bottom lines, it’s nice to share stories of families working with
families to produce great wines. Central Coast
Stay posted on when and if we bring a second cat home to join our family. I’m sure there will be many stories to tell.
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