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Justin Vineyards & Winery Tempranillo Paso Robles 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very focused on the nose with wood spice, light tobacco smoke and jammy black sour and sweet fruits with roast meats, roast herbs, candied lemon peel, sweet backing spice/Chinese 5 spice, turmeric, and green olive A bit meaty and sweaty. Huge and soft at first though the acidity shows up on the mid-palate with very polished tannins giving this a weighty and touch too heavy feel. The acidity has a distinct orange juice concentrate feel to it but the rich, dark slightly raisined, plummy, chocolatey fruit, vanilla and wood spice tones come to dominate the palate. This is pretty well balanced for the size and there is a nice mineral, medicinal background note that cuts through the deep fruit and leads to a medium length, slightly candied finish that has a coffee candy edge yet there is an implied tobacco like bitterness that keeps this fresh. This not my style but it’s a lot of wine if that’s what you are looking for! 90pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Justin Vineyards & Winery Tempranillo Paso Robles

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,173
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/27/2009

Very focused on the nose with wood spice, light tobacco smoke and jammy black sour and sweet fruits with roast meats, roast herbs, candied lemon peel, sweet backing spice/Chinese 5 spice, turmeric, and green olive A bit meaty and sweaty. Huge and soft at first though the acidity shows up on the mid-palate with very polished tannins giving this a weighty and touch too heavy feel. The acidity has a distinct orange juice concentrate feel to it but the rich, dark slightly raisined, plummy, chocolatey fruit, vanilla and wood spice tones come to dominate the palate. This is pretty well balanced for the size and there is a nice mineral, medicinal background note that cuts through the deep fruit and leads to a medium length, slightly candied finish that has a coffee candy edge yet there is an implied tobacco like bitterness that keeps this fresh. This not my style but it’s a lot of wine if that’s what you are looking for! 90pts

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/27/2009

Oaky, not too much vanilla like their California ilk, but I'm not getting any of the tempranillo characteristics to which I'm accustomed. Still good, but too jammy for me.


External Reviews for Justin Vineyards & Winery Tempranillo Paso Robles

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Dark red in color with a brick red rim, Tempranillo replicates true Rioja style. The nose is complex with earthy tones of wet forest floor, mushroom, leather and a hint of spice. As the wine opens up, black cherry and raspberry fill the glass. A spicy, complex entry layers your mouth with red fruit and acidity. Seamless integration from entry through finish screams pair me with food. Soft, yet present tannins show the age ability of this young Tempranillo lasting until 2025.



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