As Monterey’s fledgling wine industry started to take shape, Smith & Hook began to explore new Cabernet Sauvignon—starting in neighboring Paso Robles—discovering along the way a team of strong, like-minded growers in the warmer pockets of California’s craggy coastline.
As the years passed, the Smith & Hook style emerged: robust, richly layered Cabernet-based reds. Today, Smith & Hook wines embrace the unfettered spirit of the Central Coast, layering together fruit from five distinct Central Coast appellations: Arroyo Seco, Paso Robles, San Antonio Valley, Hames Valley & San Benito County.
This expressive blend features vibrant aromas of cranberry, dark cherry and plum underscored by notes of mushroom and subtle hints of lavender. The palate is smooth and rich with flavors of dark fruit, bramble berries, tart cherry and a touch of dried eucalyptus on a pleasant long finish.