Wine is best made when a winemaker has choices. This philosophy is evident in the Troublemaker, a blend crafted from multiple varietals and vintages. The majority of 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.
46% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 25% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
Troublemaker is a wink and a nod to the early days, when a young Austin Hope was sent to the vineyards for breaking the rules and making mischief. Who knew a childhood punishment could become a life-long passion and career? Still stirring things up, Troublemaker is all about breaking the rules. The way we see it, rules restrict our ability to create and innovate. Troublemaker is not your father’s wine; bold, youthful, and vibrant, it’s a wine for a new generation of winemakers and wine drinkers.