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2018 / Red

2018 JUSTIFICATION®

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 who highlight Cabernet Franc with its complex expression of herbs, red fruit and elegant structure, only with a Paso Robles twist of full, mature fruit. A versatile pairing wine to a wide range of foods, the 2018 JUSTIFICATION is perfect for a romantic dinner in front of a crackling fire or a summer’s evening barbeque.

2018 JUSTIFICATION®

$60.00

Retail price

$48.00

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wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    66% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Fermentation

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

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak

  • Alcohol

    15.0%

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Tasting notes

Appearance: Bright with a dark ruby/purple core, lighter at the rim with moderately stained tears.

Aroma: Aromatic with black and red cherry, and blackcurrant fruit with oak, vanilla, cinnamon, red licorice, autumn leaf, pencil shavings, leather and camphor accents.

Palate:Near full bodied, with ripe red and black cherry and cassis with oak and barrel spice on the entry. The mid-palate shows lingering fruit with savory elements of tobacco leaf, cedar, graphite and leather notes. Mouth-filling, rounded tannins balance the wine’s fruit with its savory elements through a fresh, moderately long finish with lingering cherry fruit and subtle camphor accents.


Food pairings

Elegant and balanced, the 2018 JUSTIFICATION is a versatile food wine that pairs really well with duck confit cassoulet, grilled lamb chops or moussaka.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    66% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Fermentation

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

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak

  • Alcohol

    15.0%

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Full Wine Specifications (PDF)



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