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.
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.
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.