Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah
75cl * 15.0% ABV * California, USA
Hoopes ten-acre Oakville vineyard was previously used as a fruit source for a number of cult California estates until the owners started making wine themselves. Plush and expansive, caramel and coconut notes provide a rich backdrop for the ripe cassis and dried herb core. Let this breathe in a decanter for at least an hour before drinking with grass-fed, British beef steaks. 93 Points, James Suckling.