This vintage of Justin Isosceles is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot. It's 100% hand picked fruit and was aged in French oak barrels (65% new) for a total of 24 months.
I generally consider Isosceles to be the most age-worthy and most "exalting" wine that this winery offers. The Justification is a wonderful wine as well, but it's tends to be a touch softer and perhaps a bit more round and unfurled.
On the nose I get aromas of blackberry jam, black plum, mocha, graphite, and hints of leather, smoke, and vanilla. It's has a very youthful purple color and all the pizazz and exotic aromas that you would expect from a beautifully ripe and lush Paso Robles red wine.
On the palate I get intense and mouth coating flavors of blackberry, cassis, plum, coffee bean/mocha, cherry liquor, and subtle hints of vanilla and cedar box. It has intensity, weight, power, and striking fruit to oak balance. I can see this wine being amazing in ten years! Makes me want to search for an older bottling and see how this wine evolves over time..... 93 points
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