2018 Treana Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon has long been part of the Hope family’s viticultural history. Growing up in his family’s vineyards, Austin Hope has spent much of his life around the fabled varietal. Three important individuals would help mentor his character; Austin’s father Chuck Hope and his uncle Paul paved the way for his future success, instilling in him life lessons of perseverance and determination, while winemaker Chuck Wagner taught him the nuances of crafting world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. As a TRIBUTE to the three men who helped influence his path, Austin Hope created Treana Cabernet Sauvignon – a wine that encapsulates the quintessential learnings over the course of his career.
After harvest, vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless-steel tanks for 10- 14 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pump overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The varietals were aged separately for 8 months in a combination of 10% new barrels and 25% once used, of which 100% was French Oak. The initial blend was assembled in the summer of 2019 and aged an additional three months in 35% new oak, of which 85% was French Oak and 15% was American Oak. The wine was racked only twice during its cellar life, with the final racking occurring just prior to bottling.
The Treana Cabernet represents all that makes Paso Robles a world class wine region. This rich dark wine is robust in flavor and structure. Aromas of fresh ground coffee, leather and dark fruit awaken your senses. Sweet vanilla, spicy black pepper and layered smoke coat your palate before a touch of youthful acidity and medium tannin leave a smooth silky finish that lingers.