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Justin Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc Central Coast 2016

External Review by We Speak Wine:

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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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 Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc Central Coast

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
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


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
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 **




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