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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Justin Justification 2009
Justin Justification 2009
(search item no. 112258)
James Suckling rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright, medium to dark ruby core with purple highlights around the rim. Aromas are medium-plus intensity and of elegant bright red and black fruit like cherries, cassis and some blackberry perfectly combined with tobacco, pencil lead with subtle vanilla and slight anise spice. On the plate, flavors of bright red cherry, with darker cassis and berry notes at the beginning. Sustained fruit with dusty tobacco, vanilla and licorice in the mid palate. Long, complex finish dominated by bright cherry, with a pleasing combination spice, mineral and herbs.

Blend: 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% 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.