91 Points Wine Enthusiast
From a blend of beautiful sites across the valley, including Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville and Rancho Chimiles in Wooden Valley, as well as small amounts of grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, this wine is inviting in dense aromas of red fruit, caramel and brioche. With dashes of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it finishes on accents of tobacco and cedar.
Nothing matters more to Austin Hope than family and winemaking. And for Austin, nothing embodies those quite like Paso Robles.
Growing up amongst the grapevines of his family’s vineyards, Austin spent his formative years studying the science and craft of both, in California and in the Rhone region of France. It wasn’t until 2017, after years of exploration and fine tuning his craft, that Austin felt he could create something that encapsulated the essential elements of Paso Robles. Austin realized this vision when he released a Cabernet Sauvignon under his Austin Hope label. The sources of the wine are far-reaching within the appellation – a most discerning group of vineyards located on gently sloping hillsides and hidden pockets across the domain, providing unique dimensions to the Cabernet varietal. Each dimension tells a distinctive part of the story of our unique and wondrous region.
Today, Austin’s obsession has evolved to showcase an even greater sweep of Paso Robles, expressing a life dedicated to growing grapes and making Paso wines. Nothing makes Austin more proud than crafting a wine that captures the inspiring essence of Paso Robles.
Previous Vintage received 95 point from Wine enthusiast and was #7 on the top 100 for 2020.
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The combination of steady heat and well-drained clay loam soils in our Allomi Vineyard allows fruit to ripen evenly, gaining welcomed complexity and layers of flavor. We consistently see beautiful yields from the Allomi Vineyard, and this vintage was no different. On the nose, this wine delivers delicious aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and elegant expressions of lavender alongside a touch of vanilla. Allomi Cabernet is concentrated upon entry with dense, but well-integrated tannin’s that provide a round, plush mouthfeel. Layers of juicy black fruit, notably black cherry and black plum, lead to elements of espresso supported by a subtle oak spice that adds to the personality of the wine and reminds us why this is one of our most popular Napa offerings.
92 Points James Suckling
A fruity Cabernet with currant, black-cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-to full-bodied with soft tannins and a juicy finish. Yummy now. Drink or hold.
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The 2018 vintage was characterized by a warm climate. The nose of this white wine offers notes of chamomile, accompanied with a savory palate of delicate vanilla and butter sensations which transition gracefully into hints of tropical fruit.
Critical Acclaim RP 96
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Compared to the 2017 vintage that shows a more accessible and full-bodied style, the 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a classic edition—it’s about as classic as I have ever tasted this landmark white from Umbria to be. This cooler vintage prizes finesse and elegance, and those traits are matched by efforts in the winery to accomplish that same goal. On many levels, the 2018 vintage opens a new chapter for Cervaro della Sala, with a stronger emphasis on preserved lemon, crisp pear and crushed mineral. The wine offers beautiful freshness and linearity. I must also mention that this vintage is released while the fruit is still a bit closed or shy. That slightly reductive approach bodes very well for the wine’s future evolution.
Wine & Spirits
The moderate 2018 growing season yielded a Cervaro of outstanding vivacity and balance. Barrel-fermented chardonnay comprises the majority of the blend, contributing a sleek texture as well as notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla bean that enrich the crisp apple and pear flavors. A small percentage of stainless-steel-aged grechetto adds fresh acidity to balance the wine’s subtle spice and gingery warmth. Delicious now for its combination of richness and verve, this wine will be even better in a couple of years, as the flavors continue to integrate.
Deep purple black with a narrow magenta rim. High notes of pure, intense woodland fruit with lively accents of green apple, fresh plum and raspberry. Around this core of bright, singing fruit is a heady aura of gumcistus and wild herbs. On a deeper register, exotic notes of cedarwood and jasmine provide an additional dimension of complexity. The wine has an attractive leanness and muscularity with sinewy, linear tannins that integrate seamlessly into the mid palate and then re-emerge to hold the wine in a confident grip. Energised by a racy acidity, the intense berry flavors continue to build into the long finish. Although the keynotes are refinement and poise, the wine displays the restrained vigour and stamina that are the hallmarks of the Taylor Fladgate style.
OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor Fladgate I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025.
Walnuts, blue veined and other richly flavored cheeses are excellent accompaniments to Vintage Port; so too are dried fruits such as apricots or figs.
Wine Maker Notes:
Deep garnet in hue, Transcendent Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of depth, poise and elegance. It boasts exquisite aromas of black currant, pipe tobacco and violet, and a luxuriously textured, mouth filling palate defined by layers of ripe, mocha-inflected cassis, allspice and black fruit. Velvety, structured tannins frame the rich flavors, eventually yielding to a long and lingering finish.
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Underwood Pinot Noir
This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week.
Clean Slate Riesling
Insanely finessed & graceful with hints of white peach, nectarine, apricot, persimmon, green apple, and sweet lime. Perfect touch of ripe fruit, a delicate essence of river slate, and an awesome lip-licking, clean, pristine, light, drier, quenching finish
Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay
Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden pear, vanilla, Meyer lemon and a hint of minerality on the long finish. Enjoy over the next one to three years with soft cheeses, fresh crab or roasted pork loin.
Fleur De Mer Rose
Cotes de Provence-A brilliant coral pink color, Fleur de Mer evokes aromas and flavors of fresh watermelon, cherry, subtle citrus, peach, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. It is medium-bodied, fresh and elegant with a soft texture and mineral finish. Balanced and refreshing acidity.
Day Owl Rose
California- Day Owl Rose radiates with floral red fruit and vibrant orange zest vibes. Lively acidity and a dry, elegant finish make for a bold bottle as alluring as the day is long. Pair with barbecued chicken, watermelon and mint salad, cold Thai sesame noodles, or fresh fish tacos.
Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of lavender, cedar and raspberry fruit. Flavors of blackberries and raspberries combined with hints of savory spices coat the palate. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.
Plungerhead Petite Sirah
The Plungerhead Lodi Petite Sirah 2016 has a beautiful dark purple color that leaves a gentle trail of color after giving the glass a swirl. The aroma jumps out of the glass with notes of fig jam, ripe cherry and fresh blackberry as well as hints of vanilla and toasted coconut. Dark black fruit flavors are balanced with supple tannins, dark chocolate and espresso flavors that linger on and on. The finish has flavors of sandalwood, dried currants, and brambly fruit notes. It pairs very well with sliced skirt steak over garlic mashed potatoes and oven roasted carrots, sausage pizza with caramelized onions and topped with fresh arugula, or mushroom lasagna.
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Jeb Dunnuck-Calatayud, Aragon, Spain – “It has brilliant notes of kirsch, ripe black raspberries, crushed violets, orange rind, licorice, and spice box. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, it’s another beautiful wine.”
Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
Succulent peach and mango flavors are freshly juicy and show good intensity and focus. A touch of green tea emerges on the finish. Drink now. 89 Points Wine Spectator
Your one stop shopping for “Opus One, legendary Napa Valley Claret”. We have Opus vintages starting from the 1984 release to 2012. Twenty Four vintages . Quantities are limited. Stop in and inquire for pricing.
Freemark Abbey Fiftieth Reserve 2013 Spring Mtn.
Super Bowl 50 Commemorative Offering
The only commemorative Super Bowl 50 wine. A stunning Meritage wine made from mostly Merlot, showing opaque depth of red ruby color. Rich, dark fruit aromas of cherry, bay leaf and dried herbs.
On the palate, ripe boysenberry, spicy oak complemented by a milk chocolate nuances. Long supple finish – drink now or enjoy for up to 20 years. Celebrating their 130th anniversary in 2016.Very limited availability. $99.99