New Red Wines

Red blends and a Cabernet Sauvignon debut from Australia and California.

Hopes End
Trinchero Family Estates is launching a new Australian red blend. Produced by Australia’s Angove Family Winemakers, Hopes End ($12 a 750-ml. bottle) is made with Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec and Petit Verdot sourced from the McLaren Vale, Barossa and Murray Valley regions. The new entry, targeted toward the 25- to 35-year-old demographic, is available nationwide. For more information, visit

J. Lohr Signature Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines introduced a limited-edition wine in honor of Jerry Lohr’s 80th birthday in January. The 2013 J. Lohr Signature Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($100 a 750-ml. bottle) is made using high-altitude Cabernet from winegrower Steve Beck and estate Merlot from Paso Robles’ El Pomar District, as well as a small amount of Napa Valley Petit Verdot. The wine is available in select markets. For more information, visit

San Simeon Stormwatch Red Blend
Riboli Family Wine Estates has extended its San Simeon wine brand with a super-premium Bordeaux-style red blend. Sourced from Paso Robles, Stormwatch ($70 a 750-ml. bottle) comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc and was matured in French oak barrels. The wine is available in California, Florida and Arizona. For more information, visit