This broody Cabernet is full of baked blackberry and deep cassis aromas. Loads of roasted coffee and cocoa notes fill the palate. Hints of sage leaves and the slightest touch of paprika. Fine structure and leathery tannins make this a remarkable wine.
Food pairings: aged parmigiano-reggiano; baklava; oven roasted filet mignon with coffee crust; rosemary duck breast; wild rice salad with currents, hazelnuts, and sage served with warm balsamic dressing
This bottle funds ABA Therapy to help children with autism. Timely and intensive ABA therapy has an 80-90% chance of showing significant improvement in children with autism. Every 10 cases funds ABA Therapy for 1 child with autism.
2016 ONEHOPE Red Wine Blend, California
The ONEHOPE Red Blend has aromas of orange spice, clove, graham cracker, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow. Blackberry pie fruit flavors are the result of this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel.
This bottle helps reunited veterans. 88% of veterans want to continue their service through natural disaster relief. Every 3 cases reunites 1 veteran with a sense of purpose by leading and organizing natural disaster relief.
ONEHOPE was founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good. Our commitment to quality wine is as important as our commitment to the causes we support. To date we have made more than $3 million in donations, provided 46,000 people with global health care, 49,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.8 million meals for children, 163,000 life-saving vaccines and much more.
We are proud of the impact we’ve been able to make and grateful to our supporters who give us the opportunity to continue. If you have ever purchased ONEHOPE products, or even told our story, you’re part of something bigger than a brand. You’re part of a movement to make giving back part of what you do every day.
Thank you for being part of the movement and making the world a better place.
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Impact as of January 2018
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Lab Rat checking in! We received the 2016 vintage OneHope Red Blend for rattage. Let the bottle sit for a day or so before popping the cork. First impressions: deep, inky color in the glass. Not a lot of alcohol on the nose, but some of the spice and cocoa that the label promised did come through. I was getting some “Jolly Rancher” fruitiness as the finish lingered.
We paired this up with some grilled thick cut pork chops, and putting the wine together with some food was a big plus for me. The Mrs. wasn’t a big fan of this one, but she couldn’t exactly put her finger on why.
There was a bit left over after day 1, and I’m actually enjoying another glass as I write this up. Just got some of the promised graham cracker notes!
I’m assuming the pricing is for an equal amount of each of the wines, and at the price point I think this is a no-brainer - go for it!
Lab Rat checking in here. I had the opportunity to try the 2016 One Hope Cabernet Sauvignon over the weekend. I enlisted a group of willing victims to help with the task at hand. We decanted the wine for about an hour before drinking, although it was very approachable and would be fine to PnP. Visually, the wine was a clear, medium purple without any real viscosity.
The nose was not big or complex but was pleasant. It was very fruit forward, with cooked fruit elements - like raspberry jelly or candied fruit. There was a slight undertone of funkiness, but it was overshadowed by the fruit and didn’t linger.
Initial tasting was without food. Again, there was no real complexity to note. The wine was simple and pleasant. Flavors included ripe raspberries and blackberries, stewed apricots and some honey notes. Some of the group noted a general fruitiness that mirrored the nose. There were none of the mouth puckering tannins that one would expect from a young cab. The wine was smooth and soft on the palate.
We also tried the wine with a rich red marinara sauce with homemade pasta and meat, including spicy Italian sausage, pork spare ribs, and stew meat all cooked in the sauce. The wine paired nicely with the food and tasted better when paired than alone.
I didn’t think ahead, and unfortunately, we finished the bottle before we were able to observe the changes in the wine over time. Hopefully one of the other Lab Rats did.
We found the One Hope Cabernet Sauvignon to be surprising and unexpected. It was a pleasant daily drinker and was enjoyed by all in the group, although most felt that they wouldn’t necessarily seek it out for purchase, as they typically enjoy more complex wines. It did not have the typical qualities of a cab. The wine was more similar to the flavor characteristics of a medium-weight zinfandel. I think for those who aren’t looking for a deep, complex Cabernet that will age in their cellar, but rather, a pleasant, easy drinking wine to have with dinner, this wine would be a nice option. It would complement pizza, pastas and similar foods very well.
I’m working in the field tomorrow but I’ll try to check back periodically if we have a lull in activity to see if anyone has any questions.
Another Lab Rat checking in. I was a long time Wooter (first purchase in April 2008 and >400 total there that were mostly wine) and have learned a lot from the forums and trying lots of different wines but haven’t posted much. This is my first review and I received the 2016 One Hope Cabernet Sauvignon late Monday morning but was unable to taste it until last evening due to other commitments on Monday.
My tastes tend to run to full bodied, complex wines with chewy tannins and a long finish. I really like aged Bordeaux style blends and many of my favorites from Woot and here are things like Wellington (particularly his vineyard designate cabs and Victory), Twisted’s Spaniard, and some of the petit sirahs we’ve had over the years.
I live at 7300’ in Colorado and the bottle wasn’t warm when it arrived and I let it settle until last evening in my cool-ish 68 degree office. I popped the cork and poured a sample. The color is more garnet, not the deep inky color of a Wellington (sorry, I’ll go back to them for comparison as I’ve still a cellar overflowing with them and have had enough of them that it’s my go-to for comparison for cabs at this point). I got lots of berries on the nose but nothing strong or complex. No overt alcohol on the nose for me either but I’m not always the most sensitive to that.
Initial tasting was by itself. Very fruit forward with lots of red fruit and maybe some cherry. To me it seemed light and almost sweet. I doubt it has much if any residual sugar but I wouldn’t hesitate to serve it to my friends that don’t like tannins. I wouldn’t have guessed it as a cab if I had just been served a glass; I probably would have guessed it as a zin. Finish was short and simple as well.
I next tried it with some aged cheddar. The strong cheese was relatively overpowering but it was the only cheese I had around to pair it with.
Dinner was grilled pork tenderloin medallions, green beans (and for others, baked potato but I’m doing the low carb thing at the moment). It paired much better with the less overwhelming tastes of the meal.
I’m writing this the morning after and still have half the bottle left so I’ll taste it again this evening and update on how it changes today.
Overall, this isn’t anything I’d grab for myself but would be a fine daily drinker with lighter fare or for my friends who generally don’t appreciate my heavier tastes in wine. It seems a perfectly reasonable value and I found nothing objectionable about it, just nothing exciting for me personally. I’ll check in over the course of the offer to answer any questions.
Ok, I’ll be the bad guy. This Cab is undrinkable. Unless you enjoy an alcoholic red fruit juice.
I really wanted to love this wine…I have close friends with autistic sons and many military friends. The cause and charity aspect is amazing, and should be celebrated. I just would rather have donated $60 than pay for this wine.
Flabby, no structure, barely any acid or tannins.
I like to think of casemates as a place to discover good wines at a reasonable price. And I understand them wanting to help out this charity, but I’d rather them put on a dollar surcharge to each of my orders than push terrible wine.