The Mark Wine News Winter '18 Volume 8.1 - Page 5

PASO The Rabble Wine Co. Robert Hall Gets an Upgrade Joins Vintage Point’s Portfolio F Austin Hope Releases Signature Luxury Cabernet aso pioneer Austin Hope has unveiled the latest addition to his growing range of Paso Robles Cabernets. The fi rst release of Austin Hope Cabernet Sau- vignon; a rich, layered and singular wine which has been 40 years in the making, is all about highlighting Paso’s di- verse vineyards and ide- al growing conditions. Austin Hope Cabernet Winemaker Austin Hope WINTER 2018 T he Rabble Wine Company, Rabble Winery and Tooth & Nail Winery, create Central Coast fl avors with edgy and historical labels. They showcase the best fruit from Paso Robles and the Santa Maria Valley. Often described as approachable yet intense, they are small lot, barrel selected wine that’s uncorrupted and pure. It exudes its sense of place; the wind and frosts of Santa Maria and the extreme diurnal shifts of Paso Robles. The labels are renditions of historical wood block prints, textured and tactile, depicting nature’s wrath. Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. The essence of Tooth & Nail Winery is depicted in its labels. John James Audobon originals; beasts of the early 1830’s fi ghting “Tooth and Nail” to survive. The winery itself is a Medieval inspired castle where French Chateau meets industrial tasting room. Tooth & Nail has a true sense of who it is from its ambience and architecture to the wines it produces. It’s a winery whose strength comes from its core juxtaposition, embracing both history and modern. Tooth & Nail red blends coat the glass with squid ink-ish, racy acidity, thick rich texture, and pulsing fruit. The white blends are lush, resinous, balanced and clean, leaving you empowered and smacking your lips. v P Rabble Winery Castle ollowing the acquisition of Robert Hall Winery, O’Neill has started plans to refurbish the winery, and is definitely gaining traction in the market, from a winery that did mostly winery direct business to becoming more of a national brand.With 135+ acres planted in prime Paso Robles territory, Robert Hall Winery has been producing award winning wines since 2001. Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape that thrives in the warm Paso climate, is their flagship varietal. Robert Hall also produces other amazing award-winning wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah. 3