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2019 Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

It is with great pride and excitement that we have crafted our third release of the Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Through our extended Barrel aging process, this wine has developed unprecedented structure and character.

The making of Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet begins with small lot fermentations separated by individual vineyard blocks which receive daily pump-overs for maximum extraction. These lots are constantly supervised, tasted & 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 fall of 2020, the lots were blended together and continued barrel aging in 75% new French Oak. Just before bottling the 2019 Austin Hope Cabernet, the winemaking team tasted and selected individual barrels that displayed exceptional quality and character. These barrels were combined together to form the Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. After an additional 6 months of ageing in 100% new French Oak, the wine was then bottled in late spring of 2021.

  • Sub AVAs

    Creston, Estrella, Highlands, El Pomar, & Geneseo Districts

  • Varietals

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Oak Program

    Once drained and pressed, the young wines are barreled down into a combination of once used and neutral French Oak. The lots were blended together and continued barrel aging in 75% new French Oak. These barrels were combined together to form the AHCS Reserve. After an additional 6 months of ageing in 100% new French Oak, the wine was then bottled in late spring of 2021.

  • Harvest Dates

    10/11, 18, 21-23 11/1, 4 ,7, 9 (2019)

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Vineyard Notes

Austin and his team know just how unique each part of Paso Robles can be. We seek out the vineyards from all over the Paso Robles AVA that best define Paso’s Cabernet Sauvignon. What you may find surprising is that east of the Salinas River, atop ancient flood plains and sea beds, is where we find the soils that drive the wine quality.

Our region is well-known for its calcareous and limestone soils. We love them…in moderation. We find that a good combination of broken-down calcareous stones, disintegrated bedrock and gravel combined with loamy soils make magic!

Some of our favorite vineyards are located within the Creston District and the Estrella District. Both are on the edges of ancient river beds where rocks wore down and mixed with the alluvial soils from the nearby hills. These special vineyard sites provide not only the right soil types and structure, but the right micro climate of warm days, cooling afternoon winds and cool nights. We thoughtfully direct the farming at theses vineyard sites to ensure the consistent quality of the Austin Hope Cabernet.

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