2016 / Red

2016 FOCUS

For years, JUSTIN has been known for producing iconic Bordeaux-styled wines. Not to be typecast, we conceived FOCUS, a handcrafted, limited production wine that expresses the now world famous potential of Paso Robles to produce the highest quality New World Syrah.

For the 2016 FOCUS, we selected the best of the best Syrah fruit of the vintage and released a only few hundred cases of this remarkable wine that showcases our ability to craft exceptional wines in a variety of styles.


$105.00

RETAIL PRICE

$84.00

WINE SOCIETY PRICE


wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Syrah

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Maturation

    Aged for 12 months in 100% new French oak

  • Alcohol

    16.0%

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TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Opaque purple/black core, lightening to a moderate purple rim with slow-forming, thick and well stained tears in the glass.

Aroma: Aromatic and rich with ripe blackberry compote and dusty cherry with vanilla, cinnamon black pepper, smoke, cured meat notes, sweet tobacco and leather.

Palate: Bold and full bodied with ripe blackberry and cherry combined with barrel spice and oak on the entry with smoky, savory elements of dusty dried tobacco leaf, leather, cracked pepper and cured salumi notes emerging as the mid-palate expands. The exceptionally long finish is fresh and layered with a progression of ripe fruit, spice and savory flavors surrounded with dense chewy tannins and a little cocoa. While it can be enjoyed early in 2019, the 2016 FOCUS would be best enjoyed in a few years allowing its flavors to open and mingle, providing greater complexity and balance with the wine’s structural elements.


FOOD PAIRINGS

Try it earlier with hearty dishes like braised beef short ribs, or after a year or two with a charcuterie platter of hard cheeses like aged Gouda or Pecorino with a pancetta wrapped beef tenderloin.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Syrah

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Maturation

    Aged for 12 months in 100% new French oak

  • Alcohol

    16.0%



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