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Justin Sauvignon Blanc Central Coast 2017

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Philosophy: Our Sauvignon Blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils in the Central Coast that range from the cool, limestone laden Templeton Gap area to the warmer, sandy, river-influenced eastern regions. We’ve combined sauvignon blanc from vineyards in these unique areas to give our JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc a full palate of bright citrus fruit with a hint of fresh herbs balanced by a crisp, refreshing mineral structure. The result is a wine that is both a refreshing summer aperitif, as well as a perfect food pairing wine for an amazing range of cheeses, seafood or light dining options, such as appetizers or tapas. Vintage Notes: 2017 started with a cold, wet winter that replenished the dry soils throughout Paso Robles after five years of drought. Warmer weather in March encouraged a slightly early bud break late in the month and a few well-spaced showers added to the season’s precipitation totals while the timing mitigated the threat of mildew on the young shoots. May was warm and with the generous moisture contained in the soils, heavy vegetative growth on the vines prompted careful and vigorous canopy management to balance vine development for the coming season. Things turned very hot in June and July with record breaking heat that caused an early veraison in late July. The hot weather continued throughout August causing an earlier than normal start to our sauvignon blanc harvest, but cooling in early September slowed things down a bit, allowing us to harvest various parcels of this variety at different times and with different character to balance the final blend. Vinification: Fermentation: Whole cluster pressed and fermented with M2 & X5 yeast in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes by Jim Gerakaris, CWE - JUSTIN Winery Sommelier: Appearance: Very bright, pale straw with silver/green highlights. Aroma: Lemon, ripe pink grapefruit and ripe pear with subtle white pepper and green herb accents. Palate: Dry, medium bodied, crisp with lemon and subtle mandarin citrus notes over a pleasant herbal background on entry with savory and mineral textural notes on the mid-palate and into the refreshing finish. This is fresh, classically styled sauvignon blanc that is perfect on a hot summer day before a meal as a refreshing aperitif, with lightly seared and salted Shishito or Padrón peppers, or with freshly grilled shrimp marinated in olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice with oregano and served with a white wine, lemon and caper sauce. pH: 3.24 Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100mL Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

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Justin Vineyards & Winery:
JUSTIN Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The property was founded in 1981 by Justin and Deborah Baldwin when they planted their 160 acre property to the major Bordeaux varietals and created their Estate vineyard. The winery is located in the Paso Robles appellation of California’s Central Coast. The region’s first grapes were planted in 1779 b... Read more
JUSTIN Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The property was founded in 1981 by Justin and Deborah Baldwin when they planted their 160 acre property to the major Bordeaux varietals and created their Estate vineyard. The winery is located in the Paso Robles appellation of California’s Central Coast. The region’s first grapes were planted in 1779 by Franciscan missionaries and today are home to the third highest concentration of wineries in the United States. Their desire is to make world class wines that reflect the unique soils and climate of their California Central Coast property. Emphasis is placed on making Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques. Read less

External Reviews for Justin Sauvignon Blanc Central Coast

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/17/2018

Philosophy: Our Sauvignon Blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils in the Central Coast that range from the cool, limestone laden Templeton Gap area to the warmer, sandy, river-influenced eastern regions. We’ve combined sauvignon blanc from vineyards in these unique areas to give our JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc a full palate of bright citrus fruit with a hint of fresh herbs balanced by a crisp, refreshing mineral structure. The result is a wine that is both a refreshing summer aperitif, as well as a perfect food pairing wine for an amazing range of cheeses, seafood or light dining options, such as appetizers or tapas. Vintage Notes: 2017 started with a cold, wet winter that replenished the dry soils throughout Paso Robles after five years of drought. Warmer weather in March encouraged a slightly early bud break late in the month and a few well-spaced showers added to the season’s precipitation totals while the timing mitigated the threat of mildew on the young shoots. May was warm and with the generous moisture contained in the soils, heavy vegetative growth on the vines prompted careful and vigorous canopy management to balance vine development for the coming season. Things turned very hot in June and July with record breaking heat that caused an early veraison in late July. The hot weather continued throughout August causing an earlier than normal start to our sauvignon blanc harvest, but cooling in early September slowed things down a bit, allowing us to harvest various parcels of this variety at different times and with different character to balance the final blend. Vinification: Fermentation: Whole cluster pressed and fermented with M2 & X5 yeast in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes by Jim Gerakaris, CWE - JUSTIN Winery Sommelier: Appearance: Very bright, pale straw with silver/green highlights. Aroma: Lemon, ripe pink grapefruit and ripe pear with subtle white pepper and green herb accents. Palate: Dry, medium bodied, crisp with lemon and subtle mandarin citrus notes over a pleasant herbal background on entry with savory and mineral textural notes on the mid-palate and into the refreshing finish. This is fresh, classically styled sauvignon blanc that is perfect on a hot summer day before a meal as a refreshing aperitif, with lightly seared and salted Shishito or Padrón peppers, or with freshly grilled shrimp marinated in olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice with oregano and served with a white wine, lemon and caper sauce. pH: 3.24 Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100mL Alcohol: 14.5% by volume


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2016 05/22/2018

Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage started with a warm winter, but with near normal precipitation levels. The rain was helpful to replenish the underlying soils a bit for the coming vintage, but not enough to break a sixth year of drought. The spring was warm, causing an early bud break followed by a cooling period that prolonged the flowering season without negatively affecting pollination, spreading out the season a bit. June and July were warm with veraison only slightly earlier than normal, but lasting a bit longer due to the variable flowering times seen in the spring. August stayed warm and our first sauvignon blanc grapes were harvested on August 15th, in great balance, only a few days behind the previous year’s record early start. Late August and early September cooled a bit, allowing the remaining fruit to continue to develop beautifully through mid-September, giving us some of the best sauvignon blanc ever with perfect ripeness and acidity - both particularly important for this variety. Tasting Notes: Appearance: Very bright, light straw with silver highlights. Aroma: Fresh lemon, white peach, guava, pineapple, white flower and herbal notes, and a little white pepper. Palate: Dry, refreshing throughout, with lemon, green apple, peach and tropical fruit on the entry leading to a crisp, textured mid-palate showing chamomile flower, subtle green herbs and mineral notes. The finish is clean, bright and textured with lingering citrus and herbal character. A perfect refreshing and crisp aperitif wine particularly in the summer months, it will pair beautifully with an apple and goat cheese salad, fresh oysters, or fish tacos with a squeeze of lime. pH: 3.22 Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100mL Alcohol: 14.5% by volume ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2016 03/29/2018

Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage started with a warm winter, but with near normal precipitation levels. The rain was helpful to replenish the underlying soils a bit for the coming vintage, but not enough to break a sixth year of drought. The spring was warm, causing an early bud break followed by a cooling period that prolonged the flowering season without negatively affecting pollination, spreading out the season a bit. June and July were warm with veraison only slightly earlier than normal, but lasting a bit longer due to the variable flowering times seen in the spring. August stayed warm and our first sauvignon blanc grapes were harvested on August 15th, in great balance, only a few days behind the previous year’s record early start. Late August and early September cooled a bit, allowing the remaining fruit to continue to develop beautifully through mid-September, giving us some of the best sauvignon blanc ever with perfect ripeness and acidity - both particularly important for this variety. Tasting Notes: Appearance: Very bright, light straw with silver highlights. Aroma: Fresh lemon, white peach, guava, pineapple, white flower and herbal notes, and a little white pepper. Palate: Dry, refreshing throughout, with lemon, green apple, peach and tropical fruit on the entry leading to a crisp, textured mid-palate showing chamomile flower, subtle green herbs and mineral notes. The finish is clean, bright and textured with lingering citrus and herbal character. A perfect refreshing and crisp aperitif wine particularly in the summer months, it will pair beautifully with an apple and goat cheese salad, fresh oysters, or fish tacos with a squeeze of lime. pH: 3.22 Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100mL Alcohol: 14.5% by volume



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