Austin Hope grew up working alongside his father, inheriting his love and respect for the region. He led the family’s move into winemaking in 1995, and further exploration of Paso began. In 2000, Austin created the Austin Hope label, making very small productions of Rhône varietals. These wines are produced from vines grown at the family’s estate property, where soils and climate have similarities with Rhône Valley vineyards. They remain small yet extraordinary productions. Each bottling holds onto a unique intensity and softness, expressing a special side of Paso.
The 2017 Austin Hope Syrah is once again a fabulous display of the Hope Family Estates terroir. Its signature aromas of leather and spice are enticingly beautiful. On the palate, hints of mocha, clove and fresh tar create a meatiness that is robust and seductive. This intensely full-bodied wine finishes with delicate tannins and a bright acidity surprise.