Austin Hope Merlot 2021
When it comes to Merlot, we are standing our ground. While Merlot may have fallen out of favor in California, it remains a grape with a noble Bordeaux heritage—and with immense promise in Paso Robles. This is a wine that reminds you of what a great Merlot can be: rich, chewy and vibrant with supple textures and a velvety tannin structure. Fall in love with Merlot—again.
In the words of Austin Hope, “Experimentation is how we chase perfection”—a mantra that is embodied by our Cellar Select wines.
These ultra-limited releases are born of the Hope Family’s longtime relationships with top local growers, providing us with access to the finest blocks at preferred vineyards across Paso Robles and the Central Coast. Many of these wines originate from small experimental batches that yield some of our most creative, compelling and luxurious offerings, all collected under the banner of Austin Hope Cellar Select.