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2019 JUSTIFICATION 1.5L

An elegant Right Bank-style blend

$145


Retail

$116


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About the Wine

With JUSTIFICATION, the Old World meets the New.


This wine expresses the spirit of a few Right-Bank Bordeaux producers by blending Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A versatile pairing wine to a wide range of foods, the 2019 JUSTIFICATION is perfect for a romantic dinner in front of a crackling fire or a summer’s evening barbeque.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Cabernet Franc
  • % Merlot

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Deep ruby/purple at its core, leading to a lighter rim and deeply stained tears.

Aroma

Elegant and assertive with notes of black cherries, ripe plums, and raspberry preserves, which are balanced by vanilla, star anise, cinnamon, toasted oak, saddle leather, and camphor.

Palate

Nearly full-bodied, with ripe blackberries and black currants with elements of cedar and baking spices on entry, leading to a midpalate featuring grippy tannins and notes of savory herbs and hints of dried rose petals. The lingering, fresh finish features sustained tannins with sweet raspberries, fresh mission figs, and dusty leather tones.

Key Features

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

Stainless steel open- and closed-tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs

Maturation

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

Alcohol

16.1%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Gourmet Burger

Full-bodied but lively and complex on the palate, the 2019 JUSTIFICATION is a versatile food pairing wine to a wide range of dishes, including herb-crusted pork loin roasted with root vegetables, a pan-seared duck breast, or a classic gourmet burger.

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