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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Justin Savant 2010
Justin Savant 2010
(search item no. 119882)

PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright, with an opaque ruby/purple core thinning to violet right at the rim. Intense and complex aromas, with blackberry and black cherry fruit, framed with smoky vanilla, anise, cinnamon and cracked pepper spice, accented by tobacco, pencil lead, and subtle floral notes. An immediate burst of concentrated black fruit on the front palate of blackberry jam, black cherry, and a little black currant from the Cabernet component. Beautifully integrated spice of sweet vanilla layered with licorice, and black pepper. Tobacco, pencil shavings, and a slight mineral component come in toward the back palate. Finish is very long, crisp, and complex with soft lingering tannins, rich spice and lingering fruit.

Blend: 77% Syrah, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Grenache

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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.