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BusinessInsider.com

May 30, 2020

JUSTIN’s Rose was highlighted as the perfect Rose to enjoy this summer.

“This delicate-hued rosé uses Syrah as the main event. It is a firm and dry wine," Spellman said. "With just a touch of white pepper and fresh apple in its attractive aromas, it's a great aperitif with charcuterie or fine farmstead cheeses."

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Essence.com

May 25, 2020

JUSTIN’s Cabernet Sauvignon was featured as a great wine to enjoy for National Wine Day.

“Founded in 1981, JUSTIN Vineyards is known for crafting world-class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties. Widely recognized for their iconic ISOSCELES Bordeaux blend, JUSTIN is also known for their Cabernet Sauvignon.”

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MarthaStewart.com

May 18, 2020

JUSTIN’s Cabernet Sauvignon was highlighted as a great wine to enjoy from the Central Coast.

“Lovers of classic California cabernet will drink well with DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 ($26.99, wine.com) or Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($27.99, wine.com), paired with Balsamic Steak with Garlic Zucchini. Grape varieties that originated in France's Rhône Valley, such as grenache, Syrah, and mourvedre are used to make stunning red blends in Paso Robles.”

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InTouch Magazine

May 16, 2020

JUSTIN’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was featured as the Wine of the Week in InTouch Magazine. 

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Town&Country.com

May 15, 2020

JUSTIN’s Rose was highlighted as a Rose to enjoy this Summer.

“Subtle herbaceous notes on the nose lend this Syrah-heavy California rosé a floral richness to match the bright flavors of corefruit and strawberry, making it a great choice all the way into fall.”

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WineIndustryAdvisor.com

May 11, 2020

JUSTIN’s community grant program and donations made to the El Camino Homeless Shelter, the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank and Paso Robles Children’s Museum were highlighted on WineIndustryAdvisor.com

“JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery today announced $60,000 in donations through the JUSTIN Community Grants program. Three organizations will receive funding to help support programs focused on providing COVID-19 relief in the North San Luis Obispo County region. 

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Forbes.com

May 8, 2020

JUSTIN’s Rose was featured as one of the best Roses to gift your Mother for Mother’s Day.

“This Paso Robles wine is made with grapes that are pressed in whole clusters, so there’s less contact with the skin, giving it a pale pink color, and muted fruit on the palate. It’s crisp and refreshing and won’t overpower food.”

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AdAge.com

May 4, 2020

Ad Age featured JUSTIN in a story exploring the virtual space for wine and the success of the Justin Baldwin Instagram Live Tastings. 

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Wine & Spirits Magazine

April 2020

JUSTIN’s Cabernet Sauvignon was highlighted as the #5 Most Popular Wine and #9 Wine by the Glass in Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Issue.  

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HonestCooking.com

April 14, 2020

JUSTIN’s 2017 ISOSCELES and 2017 JUSTIFICATION were highlighted as the perfect oaked wine to enjoy right now. 

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Chowhound.com

April 3, 2020

JUSTIN’s Virtual Tasting initiative was highlighted as the perfect thing to spice up your next Virtual Happy Hour or Dinner Party.

“If you’ve officially run out of things to talk about, you can all sign up for a virtual wine tasting and go at it together. Restaurants and wineries like Justin Vineyards (this coming Friday) have been hosting wine portfolio tasting led by cellar masters and sommeliers. Just make sure you order your bottles in time, either online (see below) or at your local shop. Check in with your favorite wineries or local dining/food media for upcoming programming.”

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Medium.com

January 30, 2020

JUSTIN’s Rose was featured in a Valentine’s Day gift guide as the best Rose to celebrate all things love.

“This dry, aromatic, refreshing wine reminds us that while rosé is great on a hot summer day, it is also a versatile wine worth reaching for all year long. A Rosé of syrah that is whole cluster pressed and fermented like a white wine, it shows a beautiful salmon color in the glass with bright red fruit, crisp apple.” 

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SFGate.com

January 25, 2020

JUSTIN’s wine caves made the list of top California wine caves for subterranean sipping on SFGate.com

“JUSTIN‘s barrel cave houses not only its wines, but also its beautiful Isosceles Library, where wine tastings are held. Layers recommended; it gets chilly down there!”

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Tasting Panel

November/December 2020

The Tasting Panel highlighted winemaker Scott Shirley in the Nov/Dec issue of the magazine. 

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Reader's Digest.com

December 19, 2019

Reader’s Digest featured JUSTIN’s Cabernet Sauvignon as the perfect Christmas Gift for people who are impossible to shop for. 

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Forbes.com

November 15, 2019

JUSTIN’S Wooden ISOSCELES trio was featured as the perfect gift for the holiday season.

This wooden box set comes with the 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages of Justin’s flagship wine, Isosceles, which has been made for over 25 years. Isosceles balances lots of fruit with freshness and finesse having a blend of majority Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny percentage of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Decanting instructions are also included and this set can be purchased directly from the winery” 

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Food&Wine.com

November 6, 2019

JUSTIN’s ISOSCELES Reserve was highlighted as a perfect splurge worthy red wine.

In addition to these, I heartily recommend snapping up the Star Lane “Astral” from Santa Barbara’s Happy Canyon, Sullivan’s “James O’Neill” Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Sea Smoke’s “Ten” Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills, Justin’s “Isosceles” Reserve from Paso Robles, and Cabernets from Mayacamas, Peter Michael, Palmaz, Merus, Heitz, Gamble (notably their “Family Home”), Torcia’s Abela Vineyard, and so many more that I couldn’t include in this list for one reason or another but that are also excellent—delicious now and worthy additions to any collection.”

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Paso Robles News

May 16, 2019

JUSTIN’s 30th Anniversary of Cabernet Sauvignon was highlighted in the Paso Robles Daily News. 

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The Points Guy

May 3, 2019

JUSTIN was highlighted in The points Guy as a winery to visit when traveling in Paso.

“Consider visiting Paso Robles vineyards such as JUSTIN, Tablas Creek, Booker Vineyard, DAOU Vineyards & Winery and Mitchella Vineyard and Winery. For a break from wine tasting, visit any number of Paso’s nearby hot springs, including River Oaks Hot Springs Spa.”

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Shanken News Daily

April 12, 2019

Shaken News spoke with winemaker Scott Shirley and highlighted JUSTIN’s thriving portfolio of wines.

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Atascadero News

April 2, 2019

JUSTIN’s Community Grants program was highlighted.

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Beverage Media

March 2019

JUSTIN’s ISOSCELES Lounge was highlighted in the March Issue of Beverage Media Magazine.

“The second annual ‘JUSTIN ISOSCELES Lounge’ backdropped the release of the new vintage of the iconic Meritage red blend. The 2016 JUSTIN ISOSCELES was poured as well as JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, SAVANT, JUSTIFICATION and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Scott Shirley was on hand to answer questions about the brand and guests were able to enjoy a vertical tasting of past vintages. Additionally, a sense room was set up for guests to smell different elements present in the 2016 wines."

 

Paso Wine

February 5, 2019 

JUSTIN’s Winery Sommelier and Wine Educator, Jim Gerakaris shared his best practices for storing red and white wine. 

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Marie Claire

January 8, 2019

JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room was featured on Marie Claire.com as a place to visit when in Paso Robles. “Where to Stay - You can't go wrong with the historic and perfectly located Paso Robles Inn. The circa-1891 hotel is right downtown, and therefore right next to numerous tasting rooms—like the newly opened Justin—which is a nice way to kill several hours before dinner.

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D Magazine

January 2, 2019

JUSTIN’s JUSTIFICATION was highlighted as a wine to drink now.

“Since their 1981 start, Justin Winery’s focus has been Bordeaux varieties, as their 160-acre founder’s vineyard has similar terroir to Left Bank Bordeaux wines, as revealed in their flagship Justification ($72) blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot.”

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Robb Report

December 21, 2018

JUSTIN’s Downtown Tasting Room was highlighted as a new tasting room to visit when traveling in wine country.

“Justin -It could be argued that Justin’s “Isosceles” Bordeaux blend helped cement Paso Robles as a region for connoisseurs in the late 80s. And with a restaurant and inn, the winery went on to provide some of the most gracious hospitality around. Now, Justin has brought its wines to a new downtown tasting room, right on the city park. While the building might be part of history on this old-California town square, the interior is smartly modern. And there are some tasty treats to be had with the signature wines here—a tasting menu or rotating à la carte choices (they do have the resource of that fresh ingredient–driven restaurant, after all).”

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Robb Report

December 6, 2018

JUSTIN’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was highlighted as one of the top red wines produced in Paso Robles.

“Justin 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles - One of Paso Robles’s widely known producers, Justin weighs in with a Cab ($54) that manages a lovely sweet-savory balance. Resiny herbs, black pepper, cedar, and a stony character add earthy complexity to sweet cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate, and oak spice.”

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Beverage Media

November 2018

JUSTIN’s ISOSCELES Triangle box was highlighted in Beverage Media’s Holiday gifting guide.

“11. Justin ‘Isosceles’ Meritage red blend, gift-boxed.”

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D Magazine

October 3, 2018

JUSTIN’s ISOSCELES was highlighted as a wine to drink now.

“Justin Winery Isosceles ($72, Spec’s), blending Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, showcases the distinct character of Paso Robles. Elevated and expressive, the wine has been a quality benchmark for Central Coast wines for over 30 years”

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Paso Robles Daily News

September 27, 2018

The opening of JUSTIN’s Downtown Tasting Room was featured in an article on Paso Robles Daily News.

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Thrillist

September 5, 2018

JUSTIN was featured as a winery to visit when in Paso Robles.

“JUSTIN Winery - The winemaker that put Paso Robles on the map."

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D Magazine

September 4, 2018

JUSTIN’s Rose was highlighted as a wine to drink now.

“Fragrant lilac, golden apple, and peach shine in the Rosé from Justin Winery’s ($20, available here.)”

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Beverage Media

September 2018

JUSTIN was highlighted in an article describing Paso Robles becoming a top wine destination.

“Winemakers, especially smaller garagistes and boutique producers have the advantage of working in a region cordial to many varieties, says Clarence Chia, Vice President of Marketing at Justin Vineyards, best known for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend Isosceles. “One reason is the dramatic diurnal swings we have, which allow the vines to cool off each night even when daytime temperatures reach into the triple digits. Although thinner-skinned varieties tend to be more delicate, there are sub-regions within Paso Robles that allow these grapes to thrive,” he says.”

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