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2019 ISOSCELES 1.5L

Our flagship wine that put JUSTIN on the map

$185


Retail

$148


Wine Society

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. 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, the 2019 ISOSCELES shows why Paso Robles is such a great place to grow these varieties.


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.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Cabernet Sauvignon
  • % Cabernet Franc
  • % Merlot

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Deep ruby/purple core with a black secondary color, and lighter toward the rim with moderate plus viscosity and slow-forming, moderately stained tears.

Aroma

Very aromatic and complex with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and licorice spice with sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, and camphor notes.

Palate

Full-bodied with ripe complex black cherry, boysenberry, cassis, and blackberry fruit on entry along with baking spice. Dusty tannins appear on the midpalate with cedar, dried tobacco leaf, and saddle leather as it progresses. The finish is long, fresh, and balanced with notes of bay leaf, dried red rose petal, oak, and sustained tannins.

Key Features

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

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

Maturation

Barrel-aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak

Alcohol

16.1%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Filet Mignon

The 2019 ISOSCELES is a bold wine with ripe fruit and attractive savory elements, which balance each other perfectly. This wine is rich and complex enough to be enjoyed on its own, but is a perfect match with a classic filet mignon with traditional sides.

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