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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Justin Isosceles 2008
Justin Isosceles 2008
(search item no. 110749)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $58.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator 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:

The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2000

A deep ruby core. Gorgeous ripe raspberry and currant with soft oak notes of vanilla. A touch of roast coffee adds to the dazzling range of aromas. On the palate, layers of clean, direct fruit show themselves varingly with each sip as flavors of black currant and brown spice intensifies. The crisp, yet surprisingly grippy mid-palate shows promise of a long future in cellar.

Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

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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.