Justin Justification 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $49.99
Item No. 122698
  • RP90
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of blueberry, licorice and light earthy characters make up the nose of this 2004 wine. The entry is soft and lush, rich with black fruit and spice. A fleshy mid palate follows, and characterizes the ripe, powerful vintage. Slightly chalky, yet round tannins from the Cabernet Franc combine with bright acidity from the Merlot, to make this wine balanced and seamless from start to finish. Hints of caramel and cinnamon from the new French oak are the encore of this unique blend.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Justification, a St.-Emilion look-alike, is a blend of 64% Cabernet Franc and 36% Merlot. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by subtle notes of bay leaf, blue and black fruits, and graphite. Medium-bodied with broad, savory flavors, considerable elegance, and a spicy finish..."
90 Points

Learn About Justin Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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