The Hope family arrived in Paso Robles in 1978 in search of land and new opportunity. As they’ve planted vineyards, grown grapes and made wine over the past 30 years, Paso Robles has become a viticulture region of significance, capable of producing world-class wines. As one of the pioneering families of this distinctive wine community, the Hope family is dedicated to sustainable farming and making wines that are delicious, accessible and memorable. Still family-owned and operated, Hope Family Wines now makes five individual brands: Liberty School, Treana, Candor, Troublemaker and Austin Hope.
Austin Hope Syrah is the signature wine from Austin Hope. Though he oversees the winemaking for the entire Hope Family Wines portfolio, he lives and breathes the creation of his eponymous Syrah. Estate-grwon, small production and artisanal in nature, this wine embodies Austin’s vision of the definitive Paso Robles Syrah.
Grapes were fermented in five ton, open-top tanks, and then tranferred into French oak barrels. 100% of the barrels are new. The oak program consists of five coopers: Radoux, Seguin Moreau, Redmond, Francois Freres and Boutes. The wine was aged 12 months and racked once. It was filtered just prior to bottling.
The 2009 Austin Hope Syrah has a beautifully extracted, deep color. The wine offeres deep, ripe aromas of blueberry and cassis, with subtle notes of smoked meat and scents reminiscent of the garrigue. Strong dark berry and spice flavors are nicely balanced by a high-toned minerality. The wine is well-balanced, with seamless tannins providing structure and elegance. The 2009 Austin Hope Syrah has a lush and rich mouth-feel and will age beautifully for the next decade.