2009 Justin Isosceles

Year: 2009
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 93
The Tasting Panel: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
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"Offers a tight, generous mix of raspberry, wild berry and pomegranate. This is pure and focused, gaining depth and velocity, ending with a long, persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2022." (WS)

“A firm, steady heartbeat of violets (on both the nose and the palate). A love triangle of balance, round tannins and a black, juicy luscious fruit. An espresso latte mint expressiveness denotes some of the back story: cellared 24 months in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.”(The Tasting Panel)

Winery Notes:
The 2009 growing season began early due to a very warm spring. An early April frost affected parts of Paso Robles, but we were relatively unaffected. Consistently warm summer weather segued into a moderate early fall with some rain, but the vines shrugged off the water retaining great fruit concentration and flavor. Balanced weather through the fall allowed us to pick by flavor profiles without any concerns about excessive temperatures and as a result, our red wines from this vintage show incredible density and power of varietal expression. The style of the 2009 vintage is flashy and intense.

Appearance:
Dark ruby in the glass with a violet rim

Aroma:
An alluring, rich mix of ripe black currants and berries faceted with vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa highlights.

Palate:
Full bodied, complex black fruit of lush currants, and cherry layered with licorice and vanilla spice with chocolate, roasted coffee, and tobacco. The finish is extremely long and complex, showing firm plush tannins that bring everything together making it easy to drink it now, but implying a great future.