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Austin Hope "Troublemaker" Red Blend

SKU #1164144 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 This blend of Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre stands up to Paso blends three times its price. Broad aromas of plum, olallieberry and dried cherry mix with vanilla, dill and herbes de Provence on the nose. The creamy palate conveys boysenberry and blackberry seasoned by lavender and white pepper. *Editors' Choice* (MK)  (5/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A big crowd-pleasing and quaffable effort that’s a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, the latest N.V. Troublemaker is loaded with sweet blackberry, charred meat, tobacco and vanilla. Full-bodied, rich and loaded with fruit, it is a straightforward party wine. (JD)  (8/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark purple. Jammy dark fruit aromas are lifted by a subtle peppery note. Fleshy and straightforward, offering plump blueberry and cassis flavors and showing a bit of heat. Finishes with good power and breadth, leaving black pepper and dark berry liqueur notes behind.  (11/2013)


 The NV Troublemaker, a blend of Syrah, Grenache,Petit Sirah and Mourverdre, bursts from the glass with masses of dark, jammy fruit. This joyous, mouthfilling red is best enjoyed in its vinous youth. It is an excellent value. (AG)  (8/2011)

Wine Spectator

 A racy Rhône blend, with appealing smoke, leather and blackberry aromas and zesty dried cherry, herbal, licorice and tar flavors that firm up on the tannic finish. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.  (12/2013)

K&L Notes

From Hope Family Wines, of Liberty School and Austin Hope Winery. "Troublemaker" is a multi-vintage blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Zinfandel. (As a non-vintage bottling the reviews above may be of a different "lot" but the wine is similar in composition, style and flavor).

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