A robust Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon that over delivers.
Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the Central Coast, the Paso Robles AVA is California’s fastest growing wine region and largest geographic appellation. With a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, distinct microclimates, diverse soils and a long growing season, Paso Robles is a unique wine region blessed with optimal growing conditions for producing premium and ultra-premium wines. Thanks to cool nights, warm days, and typically late rains, Paso Robles vines tend to have a longer growing season and grapes have more hang time compared to other wine regions, resulting in fully mature fruit whose acid chemistry is kept in balance through the area’s overnight marine cooling. Paso Robles wine country is a land of diversity and contrasts that encompasses river bottoms to rolling hills and flat lands to steep mountains.
California Sustainable Vineyard and Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Six months barrel aging in 100% American oak.
Features ripe cherry aromas followed by licorice and sweet oak. The layered palate features bright red fruits with a bold framework of structured tannins. The depth of flavor is underscored by a long finish.
The name Austerity refers to going back to basics in the winemaking process, discarding all the unnecessary frills and approaching wine with a focus on grape quality and sincerity. The Austerity Pinot Noir uses grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, a particularly well-known area of Monterey. Santa Lucia Highlands, home of many renowned wineries that produce first-rate Pinot Noirs, has all the ideal conditions for growing grapes, including some of the longest growing periods in California, well-drained hillside vineyards, morning mists and plenty of sunshine in the afternoon. The small berries have strong structures and rich, concentrated flavors. Austerity Chardonnay, on the other hand, uses grapes from Arroyo Seco, a small AVA next to Santa Lucia Highlands in the Monterey AVA. The sandy loam soil, which contains plenty of grit, results in a fresh tanginess and complex flavors, and the ocean breezes which blow in from Port Monterey cool the air warmed throughout the day and allow the grapes to mature slowly.
Austerity Wine is one of the brands belonging to the group started by former CEO of Golden State Vintners Jeff O’Neill and several managers of family-owned wineries. Respecting the characteristics and production methods of each brand, the winemakers grow grapes according to strict conditions, carefully observing the grapes to see when they are ready for harvest, before turning them into high quality wine.