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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Justin Isosceles 2005
Justin Isosceles 2005
(search item no. 94512)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
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
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:

The 2005 Isosceles is dark purple with a slight crimson overtone around the rim. Aromas of boysenberry, leather, mocha, mint and cassis combine with light layers of caramel and vanilla resulting from the extended oak aging. A soft, fruit forward, elegant entry segues into a mid palate with length and complexity. Seamless, integrated tannins marry with ripe fruit, and flavors of coffee, butterscotch and hint of pencil lead on the finish of this wine.

The 2005 Isosceles is very young, and will continue to evolve from now through 2025.

"Dark, dense garnet robe. Inviting scents of maple, plum and brown sugar. Velvety tannins and juicy flavors of blueberry, mocha and black cherry followed by secondary nuances of graphite and minerals. Hints of cedar and dust in the lingering black cherry-driven close." 93 Points
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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.