Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah * 75cl * 15.0% ABV * California, USA
The Hoopes Family Wines is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from a small grower with big attention to detail: grapes are picked by hand and the fruit receives minimal intervention through to fermentation. Deep in the glass, with a savoury nose of autumnal undergrowth, mocha, red cherry and blackcurrant. Textured and vibrant on the palate, with a pleasant fruitiness that contrasts with the savouriness of the nose and acidity. Warm and smoky on the finish with a touch of menthol. Let this breathe in a decanter for an hour before drinking with dry-aged sirloin steaks or age carefully for up to 10 years.