Austin Hope Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

  • PRODUCER:

    Daniel Daou

  • REGION:

    United States

  • AGING:

    6 Months

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

This 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.

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. Firm, integrated tannins frame the structure.

Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States

15% ABV

750 ML

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It is with great pride and excitement that we have crafted our second 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 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 the early Fall of 2019, the lots were blended together and continued barrel aging in 75% new French Oak.

This 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.

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. Firm, integrated tannins frame the structure.

Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States.

About the Producer

Daniel Daou stands on the crown of DAOU Mountain on a late summer evening. A warm, gentle breeze is blowing, and the chalky hues of the calcareous soil stand in vivid contrast to the rich greens and purples of the vines. Another harvest is set to begin shortly.

This scene and this setting are now so familiar to Daniel, yet there was a time when it was all just a dream—or, more specifically, a vision. Daniel always had dreams of becoming a winemaker, but as a young man in France, this was completely out of reach. He placed this dream on the backburner, but the pulse of that dream never truly faded. It was always there in the background, calling to him.To feed that passion, Daniel ravenously studied and collected wines while raising his young family in San Diego.

“When I would go to kiss my Father goodnight, he was always reading a wine book” his eldest daughter Katherine fondly recalls. This passion ultimately led him to follow his winemaking dream and discover what is now DAOU Mountain- “A jewel of ecological elements” unlocked by Daniel with his unwavering vision and his intense and deliberate winegrowing and winemaking philosophies.

Daniel’s winemaking vision had one very singular focus-creating the highest possible quality Cabernet and Bordeaux wines. This mission had a critical ingredient-the Calcareous Clay soils of Bordeaux. For Daniel, there is no greater truth than the fact that great wine is made in the vineyard. His extreme focus on every detail-from the proper soil, to his proprietary planting structure that creates “total vine balance” his exacting, almost extreme, winegrowing philosophy allows for the grapes to arrive to the winery in the perfect condition to create wines that continue to rival the best in the world...

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