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 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.
- % Cabernet Franc
- % Merlot
Deep ruby-purple at its core leading to a lighter rim and deeply stained tears.
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.
Nearly full-bodied, ripe blackberries and black currants with elements of cedar and baking spices on entry, leading to a mid-palate 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.
Stainless steel open and closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice daily pump overs
Barrel aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS
Full bodied but lively and complex on the palate, the 2019 JUSTIFICATION is a versatile food pairing wine to a wide range of dishes from herb crusted pork loin roasted with root vegetables, a pan seared duck breast, or a classic gourmet burger.