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Snooth User: Anna Savino

Unfamiliar with Paso Robles Wines

Posted by Anna Savino, May 28, 2012.

Hi guys,

I was just gifted a Justin Winery bordeaux style blend called Isosceles. Do you guys know this wine? What should I pair it with? Have you ever tried it?


I am really curious to try this wine, considering that I mainly drink tannic piemonte wines. I will let you know soon...maybe open it for our anniversary next week!




Reply by JonDerry, May 28, 2012.

It will probably be quite a bit more fruit than you're used to, steak or ribs would likely be a good pairing.

Is it a 2008 or 9?

Reply by atilla, May 28, 2012.

hi anna ;~0 ,


and i try to find a separavi wine from geogia under frence instruktion...can someone help my much i have to pay and how can i buy with internet connection..from berlin lg ati


Reply by dmcker, May 28, 2012.

Less acid, too!

Reply by Anna Savino, May 29, 2012.

Well probably not going to eat it with ribs or steak since i am vegetarian!! :) anyway i checked and it is a 2008. Will let you know my thoughts on it soon! thanks for your insight!

Reply by outthere, May 29, 2012.

This is one of the better Isocoles bottlings. Will be more fruit forward/jammy than your Piemont but with an hour or more of air it should show quite well for a Cali Bdx Blend. Pairing this with veggies? Go roasted veggies and/or portobello. Need something to stand up to this big wine.


Reply by Anna Savino, May 30, 2012.

Well thats good to know! What about pasta pairings or cheeses? Hopefully i can find a portobello mushroom ... Is it a

. Wine that i should cellar?

Reply by jtryka, Jun 8, 2012.

Ohhh....Paso Robles, home of some truly awesome Zins!

Reply by king fish, Jun 9, 2012.

Paso Robles sure does yield some amazing wines.  The blend you're trying was (or is, if you haven't consumed it yet) likely going to be fairly tannic, with some seriously subtle nuances.   I would bottle decant it if you can (decant, then transfer back into original bottle).


If you're a veggie, I would reccomend pairing it with a pasta, full of dark vegetables, eggplant, and tomatoes (in a nice mushroom/garlic/tomato sauce) or with some heavy cheeses.

Hope this helps!

Regardless, let us know how you liked it!


Reply by lingprof, Jun 9, 2012.

I went to the Justin winery and they served us the Isosceles like we were taking communion, lol!  It's a nice one in it's genre and a generous gift.  It will be very different from what you're used to, but stay open and I bet you'll enjoy it.  Sui generis.

As soon as I read that you were a vegetarian, the words "portobello mushroom" came to mind and then I saw that you'd already thought of that.  I think just some nice cheeses with artisan bread would be nice too.  Then come back and tell us what you thought. 

I think a lot of us have gone the other way, starting with 'beefy' california reds and slowly shifting to italian or french wines with more subtlety.  It would be interesting to hear from someone who did it in the other order, lol!

Reply by JonDerry, Jun 9, 2012.

Was just discussing "Veggie Meats" over a Belagio buffet with work staff an hour or so ago.

Portebello, Avocado, Tofu, Chickpeas, and of course Cheeses.

Honorable mentions, or just protein sources: Nuts, Soy

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