The 2015 Austin hope Grenache was grown on the Hope Family Vineyard, located just 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Templeton Gap district of Paso Robles. The site's rocky soils of clay and limestone make it ideal for the Rhône varieties to which it is planted - Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Roussanne. Our Grenache blocks are planted in high-density, 5' x 5' spacing, and the vines are carefully managed to keep cluster counts low, resulting in fruit with great intensity and rich berry flavors.
Deep garnet in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Grenache has an aromatic intensity marked by dark cherry, fresh blueberry, black licorice, and dusty, dried herbs. On the palate, hints of smokiness lead you to refined flavors of leather & dried cherries. The flavor extends through your palate with a splash of fresh blueberry, juicy acid, and refined tannins finishing with finesse and strength.