Zinfandel | Syrah - Trouble Maker
Paso Robles - USA
GRAPE VARIETY | METHOD:
Syrah (Shiraz) | Grenache | Petite Syrah | Mourvèdre | Zinfandel (primitivo)
Wines are aged in oak for a minimum of 14 months and a maximum of 26 months, depending on vintage. All barrel ageing was done in French and American oak barrels, 30% of which were new.
Bursting with jammy black fruits like boysenberry and blackberry, along with spicy raspberry notes.
The juicy fruits are accentuated by underlying tones of smoke, pink peppercorns, green tobacco leaves, dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Velvety tannins and balancing acidity bring out the vibrant fruit character of this complex blend.
All meat dishes, great for Bbq's, lovely with pasta.
The Hope family has been farming in Paso Robles for more than 30 years. When they arrived in this barely-discovered region, they planted apples and grapes. Little did they know that the rolling, oak-studded terrain of Paso Robles would one day become viticultural terroir of significance and one of the top winegrowing regions for quality red wine within the Central Coast.
Today, the Hopes cultivate mature vineyards of the varieties best suited to their area including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Mourvedre and Grenache. Vine density has increased and each vine is asked to produce very little fruit. The terroir of this domain expresses itself in its unique regional character. Regardless of the varieties planted, the expression of Paso Robles is displayed in the glass with spice, licorice and berry in the nose, soft textures and silky tannins on the palate.