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Justin Vineyard Justification 2011
"Full bodied with currant, cherry, and strawberry along with dark black currant on the entry. Sweet tobacco, mineral, and herbal notes on the mid palate with licorice and vanilla spice. Finish is long and complex with red and black fruit candy notes, and spice nicely framed by medium, firm tannins. Elegant and complex, JUSTIFICATION pairs well with tea smoked duck or duck confit, roasted vegetables, or Filet Mignon with a red wine reduction. 2011 began with bud break about two weeks later than usual. Variable weather in late spring caused uneven fruit set, but naturally limited our yields without the need for manual thinning. The summer months were cooler than normal, delaying fruit ripening and maturity, but with careful canopy management we were able to expose the fruit and promote full maturity as the season progressed. A warm early fall with little rain allowed us to slowly ripen and mature the fruit with great results and with yields about 30% below what we would normally see. " -Winery
External Reviews for Justin Vineyard Justification
Aromas and flavors of currant, black tar, leather and cedar .
Shows off a greenish dill and herb edge, with dusty tobacco and sour berry notes. Tight and firm, ending with chewy tannins and a dose of cedary oak. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2023.
A blend of 59% Cabernet Franc and 41% Merlot, the 2011 Justification offers classic Cabernet Franc character with its cedar, underbrush, wild herbs and spice-tinged currant fruit. Aged 18 months in 44% new French oak, enjoy this medium-bodied, forward, moderately concentrated, yet balanced effort over the coming 7–8 years.
The greenness of Cabernet Franc leads this Right Bank-style wine on the nose and palate, with cooked bell pepper and pico de gallo salsa prevalent. The mouthfeel is even and not too heavy. Although it’s very Old World in design, it would pair perfectly with Mexican dishes.