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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Justin Isosceles 2004
Justin Isosceles 2004
(search item no. 90265)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

The 2004 Isosceles is inky blue with a slight purple overtone around the rim. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry and cassis fill the glass. The entry is soft, velvety and filled with bright fruit. Seamless, lengthy tannins scream across the palate showing the youth and potential longevity of this wine. Layers of complexity evolve into a finish that combines flavors of coffee, dark fruit and hints of vanilla and caramel. The 2004 Isosceles is very young, and will continue to evolve from now through 2020.

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About Justin:

Justin and Deborah Baldwin acquired their land in 1981 and planted 72 acres in vineyards that same year. Initially they were wine growers, selling to other wineries. Then, in 1987, they harvested their first grapes bottled under the Justin label. Justin Winery concentrates on two Bordeaux styled red wines: Isoscleles, which is a 100% estate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and Justification, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Varietals are planted to specific soil types on their hillside vineyards 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the Central Coast.