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2020 ISOSCELES

Our flagship wine that put JUSTIN on the map

$85


Retail

$68


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. 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.

Isosceles philosophy

“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.”

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Cabernet Sauvignon
  • % Cabernet Franc
  • % Merlot

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Bright with a dark purple/black core and a lighter ruby purple rim showing slowforming, moderately stained tears on the glass.

Aroma

Attractively aromatic and complex with ripe black and red cherry, black currant, new book leather, cedar, tobacco, vanilla bean, licorice, and oak.

Palate

Full-bodied on the palate with ripe complex cherry, cassis, and a subtle red berry fruit on entry, with vanilla and licorice baking spice leading into the midpalate, which shows complex savory notes of cedar, tobacco leaf, and leather. The very long, complex, and continually changing finish is a progression of sustained ripe cherry fruit accented by baking spice and oak notes, with smooth chewy tannins and balanced acidity, adding depth and freshness.

KEY FEATURES

  • 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%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Filet Mignon

The 2020 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.

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