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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Justin Justification 2010
Justin Justification 2010
(search item no. 118792)

PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
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:

Beautiful, deep ruby core with a lighter ruby/purple rim. Aromas of rich red and black fruit of cherry, ripe strawberry and black currant, framed by subtle vanilla and brown spice with cedar, tobacco and pencil shaving highlights. On the palate, bright red cherry, black currant and a touch of strawberry jam framed by leather, cedar and graphite with background spice of vanilla, cinnamon and just a touch of white pepper. The finish is exceptionally balanced and complex with subtle, lingering fruit that makes you want another sip.

Blend: 64% Cabernet Franc, 36% 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.