Austin Hope 2016 "Quest" Proprietary Red Wine
This is the newest wine out of Hope Family Wines, and the first vintage. The varietals in this Red Blend are harvested and fermented individually by vineyard lots and then barreled into American oak barrels. The lots were racked twice during barrel-aging, blended together and put into 65% New American oak barrels for an additional 3 months. Just prior to bottling the wine is filtered. The 2016 Paso Quest Red Wine was aged for a total of 21 months in oak, blended in the early Summer of 2018 and bottled in August of 2018. This wine displays the lushness of Cabernet, the foundation of their blend. But just like Paso can do, it is made richer by the diversity of the land. So this wine is made equally distinct by its mix of grapes which is a combination that is concentrated, soft, supple and expressive.