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"Deep Ruby in color, the Austin hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses intense fragrance of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with Supple notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It's a big, powerful, modern style wine with velvety tannins and heaps of Juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of Cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. It's full-bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a Supple polished tannin structure."
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The Hope family has been farming in Paso Robles for more than 30 years. When they arrived in this barely-discovered region, they planted apples and grapes. Little did they know that the rolling, oak-studded terrain of Paso Robles would one day become viticultural terroir of significance and one of the top winegrowing regions for quality red wine within the Central Coast.
Gone are the apple orchards. Today, the Hopes cultivate mature vineyards of the varieties best suited to their area including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Mourvedre and Grenache. Vine density has increased and each vine is asked to produce very little fruit. The terroir of this domain expresses itself in its unique regional character. Regardless of the varieties planted, the expression of Paso Robles is displayed in the glass with spice, licorice and berry in the nose, soft textures and silky tannins on the palate.