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2018 JUSTIFICATION 1.5L

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About the Wine

With JUSTIFICATION, the Old World meets the New with a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This wine expresses the spirit of a few right bank French Bordeaux producers who highlight Cabernet Franc with its complex expression of herbs, red fruit and elegant structure, only with a Paso Robles twist of full, mature fruit. This library release is perfect for those who appreciate the character and complexity of mature wine. You’ll notice that the wine’s primary flavors have become less dominant with aging, creating entirely new aromas and flavors to enjoy.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Cabernet Franc
  • % Merlot

Body

LightMediumFull

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

Stainless steel open- and closed-top tanks with twice-daily pump-overs

Maturation

Barrel-aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak

Alcohol

15.0%