Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
SKU: 05845

Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


750ml
$139.99
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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Austin Hope
Alcohol/vol 15%

This is the second release of Austin Hope's Reserve Cabernet bottling. The making of this exciting Cab begins with small lot fermentations separated by individual vineyard blocks which receive daily pump-overs for maximum extraction. These lots are constantly supervised, tasted and analyzed for tannin and anthocyanins in order to determine optimal length of extended maceration after fermentation. Once drained and pressed, the young wines are barreled down into a combination of once-used and neutral French Oak. In winter of 2020, the lots were blended together and continued barrel aging in 75% new French Oak. Just before bottling the regular Austin Hope Cabernet 2018, the winemaking team tasted and selected individual barrels that displayed exceptional quality and character. These barrels were combined together to form the AHCS Reserve. After an additional 6 months of aging in 100% new French Oak, the wine was then bottled in Fall 2020. 

This 2018 Reserve Cabernet’s depth of character is visible at first glance with an inky crimson color. On the nose, fresh muddled blueberries, burnt sugar, vanilla bean and a hint of wet leather evolve onto the palette with flavors of layered dark fruit, coco powder, grated clove and additional vanilla; a result from the extended New French Oak ageing. Firm, integrated tannins frame the structure of this Cabernet making it an exceptional example of Paso Robles terroir. 




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