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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Justin Isosceles 2010
Justin Isosceles 2010
(search item no. 122604)
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Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $69.99

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

Bright with a deep ruby core, lighter with a bit of garnet toward the rim. Rich and aromatic with dark fruit of black cherry, cassis, exotic licorice, cinnamon, and subtle vanilla spice with sweet notes of tobacco, a little cocoa and subtle toasted cedar in the background. Full bodied with black cherry and classic black currant fruit, complex brown spice of star anise, licorice with cocoa and herbal notes of sweet tobacco and a hint of eucalyptus. The rest is classic Bordeaux cabernet sauvignon - fruit, complex spice, and mineral flavors balanced with guiding structural elements on a long, memorable finish. Drink on release or wait a dozen years, this one will be ready for you.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot

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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.