(2012 Vintage) The 2012 growing season in Paso Robles began with heavy rainfall and cooler temperatures. The slightly cooler summer was still enough to fully ripen the grapes with complexity and finesse. The 2012 Austin Hope Syrah has rich, deep purple color. Deep aromas of blackberry and earth are on full display as the wine opens up. It has an enticing acidity and supporting flavors of blueberry and blackberry, leather and licorice. It has finishes with flavors of smoked meats and white pepper.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2014
Wine Enthusiast(2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 11/01/2013