Austin Hope Winery Troublemaker Red Blend NV, California 

My Rating 88 Points.   

Price $17. 
Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Strong Nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, cherry pie, figs, raisins, chocolates, light vanilla, licorice, wood, mocha, dark coffee, light alcohol, peppercorn and spices.

Full-bodied, smooth and Jammy, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, licorice, sweet strawberries, leather, earth, graphite, chocolates, coffee, bitter herbs, caramel, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Syrah blend from Central Coast, California. Very enjoyable by itself, and good right out of the bottle.

Good for parties or as a sipping wine. Well balanced with some complexity, and nice acidity to make it interesting. Better young, not for long term aging.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

A blend of 71% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 8% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah and 2% Mourvedre.

14.5% alcohol by volume.


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