Austin Hope

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Enjoyed in Waikiki O’ahu Hawaii! Beautiful wine, beautiful views and beautiful company. Plum. Oak. Low tannin. Easy like Sunday mornin’! — 7 days ago

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Bodegas Familia Chavarri

Reserva Larchago Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Excellent Tempranillo hanging in Utah. Hope we can find it at home. — 8 days ago

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Otium Cellars

Reserve Loudoun County Blaufränkisch 2014

Wow then and wow ‘now’….this 2014 build is a testiment to this rarely planted varietal in the cooler northern corner of the state. This extended barrel aged, cooler vintage had plenty of acid/phenolics at 7.5 years old. Plenty of dried violets and sage to frame and seasoned black cherry attack. Absolutely wonderful with bratwurst and sautéed peppers and onions! I hope to get 2017 Reserve next trip up. Sturdy and medium/full weighted, time has mellowed and harmonized acid/tannins to taste terroir completely :)  — 11 days ago

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Malbec 2020

Good malbec. Probably needed 1.5+ to decant. — a day ago

Commanderie de la Bargemone

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Grenache Blend 2020

I really like this rosé. Dry and easy. Linda Nicholson liked it. Recommended by Austin at Wine and cheese merchant — 8 days ago


Atwater Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

2017 very surprised excellent for a local wine!!! Technique of skins, oak and tank makes it the perfect combination. Not too oakey or unoaked just right! Hope I can find this vintage. — 10 days ago

Alain Jaume & Fils

Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Easy on the wallet, and the taste buds.

A solid Rhone here, with a nose of lilacs and violets.
Lighter body than you may be used to, cassis, boysenberry pie. A touch if heat and a lot of tannin will round this one out.
In my opine for a lot of whine, needs 5 years before drinking for full enjoyment.
Hope everyone is enjoying the day!
— 2 months ago

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Good review! Cheers!🍷

Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Malbec 2016

Blackberry, black cherry, oaky plum, soft tannins. That’s correct, only 20 barrels. What a shame !!! Very well done. — 6 days ago

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Very nice! 😁🍷Good to see you posting!


Massifiti Trebbiano di Soave 2015


See previous note: wow how this has improved, acidity smoothed out, much more lush full bodied, pronounced nectarine, guava & kiwi nose & palate mingled w/mineral. Absolutely delicious & what I hope for w/aTurbiano — 17 days ago

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Very interesting, I would not have expected those tropical notes from a Trebbiano.


Atypical fo sho

Clos du Val

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Yesterday for the 4th of July we opened the 2019 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon. From Napa, California Napa Valley.

On the nose there was black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, spice, graphite and earth.

On the palate there is a black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, chocolate, spice, green bell pepper, toasty oak and earth.

This is a full bodied wine with a smooth mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + grippy tannins that leaves you with a long dark fruit graphite finish. I hope everyone had a blessed 4th of July enjoying family and friends. Please have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a month ago

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