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2013 Austin Hope Mourvedre/Syrah - 94 points - Wine Enthusiast

$65.00

The 2013 harvest is already being regarded as a "classic" vintage for Paso Robles. Bud-break and flowering occurred without incident, and veraison was early resulting in an extended hang time for the grapes. Summer started early and hot, but cooled mid-summer. The heart returned toward the end of the summer and remained well into early fall. Because of these near perfect weather conditions, grapes were able to fully ripen, achieving excellent flavor development and brilliant levels of natural acidity. The wines from the 2013 harvest have great color, flavors and tannin structure - all characteristics that helped Paso Robles become a world-class wine region.

Grapes were hand-picked and fermented separately by vineyard block in five-ton, open-top tanks. After daily pump-overs (for color and tannin extraction) for 10 days, the wines were aged for 12 months in primarily new French oak barrels. The French Oak barrels comprised of Gillet, Meyrieux, St. Martin, Oakmaster's Selection, Sansaud, TW Boswell. The Mourvedre and Syrah were blended in Dec 2014, and bottled in January 2015


Wine Specs

Varietal
50% Mourvedre 50% Syrah
Alcohol
15.5%