Justin Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles Isosceles 2010
2 years on French oak and 6 mo in bottle prior to release. Nice cassis, menthol, vanilla and cocoa notes on the nose. Elegant on nose and palate. Flavors of lush currant and black cherry with light licorice, vanilla, spice, roacted cocoa and coffee with hints of tobacco. Nice wine. 91 pts. 9/1/12 at wineryAdd winemaker's notes
2 years on French oak and 6 mo in bottle prior to release. Nice cassis, menthol, vanilla and cocoa notes on the nose. Elegant on nose and palate. Flavors of lush currant and black cherry with light licorice, vanilla, spice, roacted cocoa and coffee with hints of tobacco. Nice wine. 91 pts. 9/1/12 at winery
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
Excellent wine. Let it breathe for an hour to two hours and you'll be blown away.
Elegant, well structured, good complexity nice tannnis. Drinkable now, but should get even better with age. Open/decant for several hours. Surpasses many other belnds and cabs in the price range.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Justin Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles Isosceles
A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Justin Vineyard Isosceles Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It exhibits sweeter tannins along with dense black fruits intermixed with charcoal, creme de cassis, roasted herbs, and spice box.
Appearance: Dark ruby in the glass with a violet rimAroma: An alluring, rich mix of ripe black currants and berries faceted with vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa highlights.Palate: Full bodied, complex black fruit of lush currants, and cherry layered with licorice and vanilla spice with chocolate, roasted coffee, and tobacco. The finish is extremely long and complex, showing firm plush tannins that bring everything together making it easy to drink it now, but implying a great future. - WineryAppellation: Paso RoblesComposition: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% MerlotpH: 3.65Total Acidity: 0.67 g/100mlAlcohol: 15.5% by volume ** SOLD OUT **
The new flagship release features predominantly cabernet sauvignon with smaller proportions of cabernet franc and merlot. Dark ruby core with a medium brick rim. Heady notes of macerated blackberry, roasted coffee, and berry cola nut on the nose. The... Neil Mechanic. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Justin Vineyard Isosceles Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
The 1999 Isosceles (an unfiltered blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 17% Merlot) reveals copious quantities of earthy black currant, fig, and charcoal-infused fruit with a touch of new oak in the background. Full-bodied, with plenty of muscle as well as depth, it has a similar weight, but less complexity that the Reserve bottling. This promising 1999 can be drunk now as well as over the next 10ndash;15 years.
The 2007 Isosceles is dense with a purple-black core. Aromas of black and blue berries made more complex with oak notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a touch of roast coffee. Intense black fruit flavors on the palate, with notes of cocoa and coffee, very dry but satisfying richness.
I realize this is not a North Coast offering, but itrsquo;s such a sensational, impeccably high quality cuvee it merited inclusion in this report. One of the finest Bordeaux blends (93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot and Cabernet Franc) I have ever tasted from Paso Robles, it offers glorious aromas of camphor, creme de cassis, smoke, and subtle oak. Voluptuously rich and full-bodied with beautiful purity as well as a sense of elegance, definition, and harmony, this gorgeously proportioned, rich proprietary red should drink well for a decade or more. Kudos to the folks at Justin for a brilliant achievement.