Hoopla Cabernet Sauvignon California
Hoopes Vineyard
United States - California

Hoopla wines are irresistible, energetic, and fun – just like the winery's rescue dogs, Maya and Sophie. Good wine does not need to be too serious to enjoy, and that is their philosophy.

Our California Cabernet is a nod to Dante. Dedicating this wine, from the king of grapes, to our original boss just made sense to us. Like any king worth his salt, Dante was sure of his alpha status in the pack. Spencer didn’t even have to pat the passenger seat before he’d jump up and claim ‘shotgun!’ Lindsay was a good sport about sitting in the back. Like Dante, this Cabernet was born and raised here with true California pedigree. It is a luscious, juicy, fruit-centric wine, with a whimsical and punchy mouthfeel, layered with flavors of baking spices and clove. A pleasure to drink easily, anytime, with food or without!

This generous Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep, inky purple color and is very ripe with blackberry and blueberry fruit. The palate is very concentrated with deep plum and pomegranate flavors which include some panaforte spices. Though the wine is very concentrated, it is balanced with acidity and its oak profile while ample is integrated. Overall the wine finishes ripe with black cherry, cassis and spices, very supple and silky and long on the finish.

Wine Type
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 18 months in new and 1 year old French Oak, racked 5 times.

This wine pairs very well with a gourmet burger, eggplant Moussaka or a wild boar Ragu with Fettuccine and foraged mushrooms with shaved Reggiano Parmesan.

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2019 Hoopla Cabernet Sauvignon California - 89 PTS - WA

2019 Hoopla Cabernet Sauvignon California - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"Produced by the team at Hoopes, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a California-appellation Cabernet for a reasonable price. Dried herbs, cherries and cassis appear on the nose, while the palate is medium-bodied, fresh and easy to drink, charming and pretty, with just enough tannin on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski”

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2022), 89 pts

Producer Information: Hoopes Vineyard

Hoopes Vineyard is a small, family-owned winegrower and producer with deep roots in Napa Valley. First vineyard was planted in 1981 and first vintage was in 1984. The first vintage ...
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