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Austin Hope

Austin Hope
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.95

Austin Hope
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, vanilla, and peppermint with a chewy, lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, long finish that shows accents of blackberry preserves, sweet hibiscus tea, and allspice with woody, well-integrated, chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A powerful Cabernet with dense, ripe fruit and a flirtatiously spicy finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: blueberry jam, vanilla, and peppermint
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of blackberry preserves, sweet hibiscus tea, and allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful Cabernet with dense, ripe fruit and a flirtatiously spicy finish.

The Producer

Acme Beverage Company

The Producer

Their Portfolio

93 Austin Hope 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $21.95.
86 Beringer 2017 Founders’ Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $9.00.
86 Beringer 2018 Founders’ Estate, Chardonnay, California 13.9% (USA) $9.00.
85 Beringer 2018 Founders’ Estate, Pinot Noir, California 13.9% (USA) $9.00.
BR Beringer 2018 Founders’ Estate, Merlot, California 13.8% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Beringer NV Main & Vine Rosé, California 11% (USA) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Beringer NV Main & Vine, Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $6.00.
BR Beringer NV Main & Vine, Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Beringer NV Main & Vine, Merlot, California 13% (USA) $6.00.
BR Beringer NV Main & Vine, White Zinfandel, California 10% (USA) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Beringer 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $21.95.
94 Château Montelena 2018 Chardonnay, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $44.95.
BR Flowers 2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.1% (USA) $39.95. - Bronze Medal
92 Hartford Court 2019 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $22.95.
93 Rombauer 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros 14.5% (USA) $33.95.
90 Sanford 2018 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 13.5% (USA) $33.95.
88 Silver Oak 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 13.9% (USA) $74.95.
92 The Prisoner 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros 14.5% (USA) $28.95.
89 The Prisoner 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 15% (USA) $44.95.
88 The Prisoner 2019 Red Blend, California 15.5% (USA) $37.95.
88 William Fèvre 2018 Chablis Champs Royaux, Chablis Premier Cru 13% (France) $26.95.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.