The Hope family arrived in Paso Robles in 1978 in search of land and new opportunity. As they’ve planted vineyards, grown grapes and made wine over the past 30 years, Paso Robles has become a viticulture region of significance, capable of producing world-class wines. As one of the pioneering families of this distinctive wine community, the Hope family is dedicated to sustainable farming and making wines that are delicious, accessible and memorable. Still family-owned and operated, Hope Family Wines now makes five individual brands: Liberty School, Treana, and Troublemaker.
Hope Family Wines will be featuring the following wines at The Fest:
Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings.
Liberty School Chardonnay
The 2012 Liberty School Chardonnay has a luminous pale golden color. The wine opens with aromas of green apple and lemon zest complemented by tropical notes of pineapple, coconut and mango. The wine’s vivacious acidity makes an impact upon entry, while its creamy texture and rich flavors of green apple, blood orange, guava and toasted almonds fill the palate. The finish is clean and crisp.
Liberty School Pinot Noir
The 2012 Pinot Noir exhibits a bright floral nose with aromas of fresh cut strawberries. Fruit-forward flavors of cherry and strawberry strike a wonderful chord with the clean minerality and balanced notes of spice and crushed herb. With soft integrated tannins, this medium-bodied wine finishes with a beautiful, long and silky finish.
The majority of this wine comes from 2013 vintage, with a remaining portion coming from 2012 and 2011. The younger wine brings forth a youthful vibrancy and freshness while the base vintage (2012) adds complexity and structure that completes the wine.
*Wine selections are subject to change