Austin Hope was destined for the vineyard since he was in the fourth grade. Preferring to work in the dusty vineyard under the blazing sun of the Paso Robles summer, handed out by his father as punishment for poor behavior to school work, Austin Hope began his career in wine from an early age. Today, Austin handles the wine making for the numerous labels of the Hope Family Wines portfolio. He approaches wine making with a sensibility and understanding of balance like only a select few winemakers of his generation do. It’s this understanding that makes his Treana Blanc, a white Rhone blend, one of the most intriguing wines I’ve tasted this year.
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Austin Hope, Winemaker, Hope Family Wines (Photo Credit Celeste Hope)
2015 Love and Hope Rosé
A collaboration with celebrity chef Tim Love. This pale salmon rosé shows delicate aromas of under ripe strawberry, white flowers, and good minerality. The fruit is balanced beautifully on the palate by bright acidity with a complex, slightly herbal finish.
2014, Treana Blanc
Golden hues to a slightly green rim. This white Rhone blend presents a demure nose of melon which gives way to a flinty minerality. Restrained flavors of tropical fruit are enhanced by well integrated floral notes, bold minerality and balanced acidity. Amazing structure and weight. I loved this wine.
2014, Treana Red
Deep and intense inky color leads to a ruby rim. Bold dark fruit aromas of cassis, blueberry and blackberry with a touch of mint let you know this is a big wine. Lush berry flavors are balanced by good acidity and velvety fine tannin. Alcohol seems to be a bit hot.
Bottle images courtesy of Hope Family Wines