2018 ISOSCELES 5.0L
Our flagship wine that put JUSTIN on the map
About the Wine
In 1987, we made our first vintage of a wine styled after the famous First Growth producers of Bordeaux, created with the same uncompromising care as the Grands Vins of those venerable chateaux. Full-bodied with ripe black fruit and complex baking spice, this wine is amazingly ready to drink right out of the gate, and you can try a bottle or two now—but make sure to save a few to enjoy this wine as it continues to evolve after some time in the cellar.
“For more than 30 vintages, ISOSCELES has been our flagship wine and quality benchmark for this style of wine here on the Central Coast of California. A blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon supported by Cabernet Franc and Merlot, ISOSCELES shows why Paso Robles is such a great place to grow these varieties.”
- % Cabernet Sauvignon
- % Merlot
- % Cabernet Franc
Deep ruby and purple core with black secondary color, lighter toward the rim with moderate plus viscosity and slow forming, moderately stained tears.
Very aromatic and complex with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and licorice spice with sweet tobacco, cedar, leather and camphor notes.
Full-bodied with ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit complemented with baking spice and oak notes on entry. Sustained fruit and spice are joined by savory autumn leaf, cedar and leather on the mid-palate with mouth filling, fine tannins that lead into a long, complex and balanced finish with attractive fruit, spice, cedar and subtle camphor notes.
Stainless steel open- and closed-top tanks with twice-daily pump-overs
Barrel-aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS
The 2018 ISOSCELES is an exceptional wine that provides both an intensity and balance that allows it to hold its own when paired with deeply flavored dishes like a slow-cooked beef short rib braise, filet mignon, or venison steak.