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2016 PLATINUM Reserve

The 2016 vintage is the second release of PLATINUM Reserve. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and consists of our winemaker, Scott Shirley's, favorite barrels from the best barrel lots. This beautiful wine is the purest expression of Cabernet Sauvignon achieved from this vintage.

Each bottle is decorated in platinum, a prized precious metal which suitably illustrates the scarcity of this limited production. Only the Cabernet Sauvignon with the darkest fruit character and ample tannin structure was shortlisted for consideration in the blend.

Twenty-four months of bottle aging prior to release helps ensure that all components have had ample time to marry and integrate, but additional time in the bottle will surely be rewarded

This wine is exclusively available for members and will be released in late 2020. Please call the JUSTIN Wine Society at 805-591-3200 or click the link below to pre-order.

2016 PLATINUM Reserve

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$170.00/Bottle - Retail

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$136.00/Bottle - WINE SOCIETY

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wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Barrel Regime

    24 months in 100% new French oak

  • Fermentation

    Stainless steel open & closed top tanks with UV43 yeast, twice daily pump overs

  • Maturation

    Aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels and an additional 24 months in bottle

  • Alcohol

    16.2%

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Tasting notes

Appearance: Bright, with a dense ruby/purple core showing black secondary hue, becoming lighter toward the rim with slow-forming deeply stained tears on the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic with rich, ripe black fruit of cherry and blackcurrant jam with vanilla, toasted oak, red and black licorice, sweet tobacco, leather, cedar and camphor.

Palate: Full bodied and mouth-filling with ripe black fruit, oak and barrel spice on entry and a mid-palate showing sustained ripe fruit matched with savory dried autumn leaf elements. Mouth-filling, chewy tannins build through a very long, balanced and fresh finish layered with lingering fruit, licorice, cedar, camphor and oak notes. With a solid dark fruit core balanced by savory and textural elements and drinking nicely on release, the 2016 PLATINUM Reserve is a serious Cabernet that does not really need to be laid down to enjoy. But if you are inclined to do so, it will build further in balance and complexity in a few years.


Food pairings

This wine will pair beautifully with a perfectly grilled prime, aged, or Wagyu steak with simple seasonings.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Barrel Regime

    24 months in 100% new French oak

  • Fermentation

    Stainless steel open & closed top tanks with UV43 yeast, twice daily pump overs

  • Maturation

    Aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels and an additional 24 months in bottle

  • Alcohol

    16.2%

Download
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)



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