Yet another stellar vintage in a string of odd-yeardandies. This primary wine of our production offers a merge of red and black fruits, delicate spiciness from carefully selected American oak barrels, and deep brooding opaque color. A meaty entry gives way to a generous back palate of supple but not shy tannins, a graceful flow across the palate, and a fine, debonaire finish. You’ll think you outkicked the coverage on this fine bottle.
Beautifully balanced, with attractive aromas of black fruit and spice, this
smooth, ready to drink Cabernet is made with the same care afforded the
highest quality, traditionally-made Bordeaux wines. Our grapes are handpicked and then sorted by the berry for consistent quality and flavor.
JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon spends more than a year in traditional small
oak barrels to impart a depth and complexity to the wine that expresses the
influence of the ancient limestone soils and unique climate of Paso Robles.
|Wine maker notes
|The 2009 growing season began with an early bud break (early March) due to the extremely warm spring temperatures. An early April frost rolled into the Paso Robles area but our vineyards were unaffected due to their hillside stature. A warm consistent summer segued into moderate early fall. The balanced weather allowed us to pick on flavor profiles without any concerns of excessive heat or cooler temperatures. Our red wine sources and home vineyard have shown incredible density and power of varietal expression, despite a ferocious rainstorm that dropped over 9 inches of rain on October 14, when over 80% of the grapes were already in tank or barrel. This delayed the completion of harvest, but the relentless vines shrugged off the water and retained great concentration and flavor. The style of the vintage will be flashy and intense.