Monday, July 24, 2017

Visiting Paso Robles - Tasting Treana and Hope Family Wines

Our final vineyard stop was at Treana to hear owner and winemaker, Austin Hope, talk about another Paso Robles AVA and learn about the Hope Family Wines. The Treana Tasting Cellar is located on the Hope Family's Estate Vineyard in the Templeton Gap District. We arrived in the early evening for our tour and tasting.

The Templeton Gap District has more maritime influences than any other part of Paso Robles.  It sits below openings in the Santa Lucia range. Elevations extend from 700-1,800 feet. Higher elevations in the west create a path for ocean breezes and fog to come through creating a cooler, damper climate which leads to slower ripening times and a later harvests.

The Wines:


Treana Blanc 2014 - This wine is a blend of 45% Viognier, 45% Marsanne and 10% Rousanne, it is fresh and lively with tropical aromas and flavors and a light honeysuckle note, SRP $30.

Love and Hope Rosé - A true southern France blend of 47% Syrah, 27% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache Blanc, 3% Counoise and 2% Carignan, this light and refreshing rosé has aromas and flavors of peach and grapefruit with a savory note and a citrus finish. SRP $20

Treana 2014 - 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah make up this full bodied big, red wine wine. Ripe blackberry and pomogranate dominate this wine's profile with dark chocolate, leather and smoke; rich, chewy and lengthy. SRP $45

Liberty School Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - Juicy aromas and flavors of boysenberry and pomegranate with black tea notes in the velvety finish. SRP $16

Treana Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - Bright aromas of blackberry with pomegranate and baking spices with a full body, similar flavors. velvety tannins and a bit of cedar in the long finish. SRP $30

Austin Hope Syrah 2014 - This line of wines are what Hope described as
bold and expressive, he hopes to showcase the best that the estate vineyards can do. He has high density plantings of Rhône varieties in one of the coldest parts of Paso Robles. This wine has intense aromas of ripe raspberry and blackberry with a full body, similar flavors and a slight savoriness in the smooth lingering mineral laced finish. SRP $55.