Wine Society Shipment Tasting Notes

Spring 2014 Shipment

2011 ISOSCELES

2011 ISOSCELES

ISOSCELES has been our flagship wine and quality statement from the beginning, and with the 2011 vintage we celebrate its 25th anniversary. Fittingly, the 2011 ISOSCELES is a beautifully balanced wine that shows great depth and complexity upon release and will continue to evolve for many years, much like the vintages that preceded it and the wines that inspired it.

2011 JUSTIFICATION

2011 JUSTIFICATION

Our 2011 JUSTIFICATION has an elegance that allows it to get its point across without having to raise its voice. Built around some very special lots of cabernet franc, this wine has a subtle spice and herb quality. Combine it with merlot, which adds a rich rounded fruit profile, and you have a balanced and graceful, Wine Society member favorite. JUSTIFICATION pairs well with rich but understated foods like duck or veal.

 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Full-bodied with intense black fruit, layered with brown spice, cocoa, chocolate and licorice. Our 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has a perfectly balanced structure that is both crisp and assertive with firm, rounded tannins on its long finish. Wait a few years for a special occasion, or enjoy it now with an aged prime steak. This wine clearly shows that Paso Robles’ cabernet sauvignon is among the best.

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect go-to wine whenever you have red on your mind. Crafted with carefully sorted fruit, small batch fermentation and sixteen months in barrel, it’s complex with rich varietal fruit expression, intriguing spice elements and soft tannins. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a great wine to pair with a wide variety of dishes or tastes.

2012 Syrah

2012 Syrah

Full-bodied and complex, with ripe blackberry and brambly fruit on entry and a meaty, smoky, peppery mid-palate. Our latest Syrah is a rich and complex procession of flavors framed with full, ripe tannins on a long finish. It’s the perfect pairing with grilled game meats or lamb seasoned with garlic, herbs, and lemon.

2012 Zinfandel

2012 Zinfandel

Every year we look forward to releasing a small bottling of a venerable Paso Robles grape variety, zinfandel. The 2012 JUSTIN Zinfandel expresses the rich, brambly fruit and spice you expect in a zinfandel, but it also shows the complexity and elegance that you’ve come to expect from JUSTIN wines. It’s a great choice to pair with a variety of foods from barbeque to lasagna, or roasted herbed chicken.

2011 Merlot

2011 Merlot

The 2011 JUSTIN Merlot is rich, bold, and unapologetically made for lovers of big, red wines (you know who you are!). While merlot has gotten a reputation as a soft, easygoing wine in the last decade, our 2011 Merlot is anything but. Full-bodied with plush fruit, firm tannins and a long regal finish, it announces to the world that merlot is back and ready to play.

2013 Rosé

2013 Rosé

Get ready for summer with this one. Dry and refreshing with delicate red fruit expression and just a whisper of tannins, it’s the one wine you’ll need during the hot summer months. Perfect with anything from fish to burgers. It’s so drinkable you’ll want to buy a case so you’ll always have a chilled bottle or two on hand.

2013 Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Sauvignon Blanc

With refreshing citrus notes of lemon, green apple, a little tropical fruit and just a touch of mineral structure on the palate, our Sauvignon Blanc is great before dinner or with a summertime salad. It’s the perfect hot weather wine, in a beautifully balanced and refreshing style.