Austin Hope’s family and the Wagner family have a long history together. Chuck Wagner started buying their grapes for his Liberty School label in the 80’s - recognizing the tremendous quality and value they represented. He was a mentor to Austin who studied and worked with him at Caymus, in addition to traveling Europe and falling in love with Old World wines and techniques. The Cabernets from Treana and Austin Hope brilliantly walk the line between New World opulence and Old World elegance.
2015 Treana Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles: 92 points Wine Enthusiast. Compare at 29.99 Our Price 22.99.
This is a great buy for those that crave creamy, ripe wines. Aromas of black-cherry syrup, pie crust, salted caramel, snickerdoodle, brown sugar and maple syrup prove intoxicating. The palate is soft, thick and saucy, with more dark fruit flavors alongside vanilla, star anise and roasted cocoa.
2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles: 97 points Wine Enthusiast - Compare at 56.99 Our Price 44.99 (20% off 6+ bottles).
Vintner Austin Hope, whose family is intertwined in the rise of Paso Robles, spent years working to release a wine of this caliber. Dark and thick in the glass, aromas of black currant and blueberry meet with roasted coffee, chocolate syrup and baked plum on the wondrous nose. The palate is soft and extremely expressive, with blueberry, black pepper, firm midpalate tannins and a finish that’s redolent of cappuccino candies.