Justin Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles Isosceles 2008
Color: Deep ruby core Aroma: Gorgeous ripe raspberry and currant with soft oak notes of vanilla. A touch of roast coffee adds to the dazzling range of aromas Palate: Layers of clean, direct fruit show themselves varyingly with each sip as intensifying flavors of blackcurrant and brown spice intensify. The crisp, yet surprisingly grippy mid-palate shows promise of a long future in cellar.
A fabulous wine, despite it's youth. More tannic than I remember the '07 vintage being, which I enjoyed. Very balanced, coats your entire palette and leaves great acidic fruit at the back of your mouth. Can't wait to taste in five to six years. Planning on vertical tasting it vs. the '06 and the '07.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Justin Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles Isosceles
A very impressive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (91%), Cabernet Franc (6%), and Merlot (3%). It is dark magenta in color with a bright, expressive nose of raspberry pie, smoke and vanilla. The feel is textured to the hilt, dense but not overbearing and complex enough to suggest varied layers of ripe fruit. On the finish, hints of earthiness and dirt are complemented by blackberry aromas and heavy tannins, creating a perfect balance. An argument exists for further aging, but it can be enjoyed now with no harm done.
Aromas of sweet plum, currant and a touch of coconut lead to a ripe, rich, fleshy yet firm band of Cabernet flavors, with a mix of cherry, blackberry and a a touch of mocha, finishing with firm, ripe, integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2006 through 2012.
High-toned black cherry and wild berry fruit is ripe, spicy and complex, if on a modest scale. Gains depth and richness on the finish, where this picks up a hint of prune and spice. The best of two bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2012.
Subtle earthy tones combine with a hint of leather in the aroma of this deep, inky-black hued wine. The entry is soft and subtle, with ample black fruit and coffee. Cherry, currant and a hint of plum evolve into layers of chocolate and caramel on the mid-palate. A soft, seamless finish is balanced by flavors of spicy French oak.
Dramatically true to its nature, Isosceles is a textbook triangle of two parts fruit and equal measures of tannin and acidity to form a well-balanced wine. Pronounced aromatics reveal attractive red currant, blueberry, dark chocolate and cedar complexities while the fruit is fully ripe and heavily laden with intense flavors that end with immense power and a long, rewarding finish.
A smooth, silky texture supports ripe black cherry, blackberry, cassis, bay leaf, sage, anise, toast and chocolate flavors. Moderate acidity and firm, ripe tannins provide structure. The berry and herb flavors echo on on the long finish.
A wonderfully rich and complex wine, smooth and seamless, with layers of ripe currant, black cherry and blackberry, with shades of anise, herb and earth. Finishes with just the right amount of acidity and tannin to sustain its long, lingering finish. Best from 2003 through 2012.