Justin “Isosceles” Cabernet Blend – 750ML

WA 92
WE 94
TP 93

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby/purple core, lighter in color toward the rim. Moderate plus viscosity with slow forming, slightly stained tears. Highly aromatic with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit, vanilla and cinnamon spice with cedar, graphite, dried autumn leaf and licorice notes over an attractive toasted oak background. Dry, full-bodied with ripe, complex black fruit of cherry and blackcurrants layered with baking spice on the entry. The mid palate has continuing ripe fruit with savory dried leaf elements, cedar, anise, camphor and a bit of cocoa surrounded with firm, chewy tannins and sweet spice notes that add complexity as the palate evolves. Sustained fruit, spice, and savory elements mix through a very long, complex and fresh finish with lingering tannins. The 2016 ISOSCELES is full-bodied, complex and balanced and pairs well with rich, full-flavored dishes. If you can, try cellaring some of your 2016 ISOSCELES to better experience the added complexity and finesse that only time can bring to this exceptional wine.

Serving Suggestion

Try the 2016 ISOSCELES right now with rich, full-flavored dishes like braised beef short ribs over polenta as easily as it does with a classic New York steak simply seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled over an open fire.

Tasting Panel

93 points || Juicy and ripe, with plum and blackberry appearing on a smooth texture with fine structure. Balanced and rich, elegant and tangy. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Merlot.

Wine Advocate

92 points || The 2016 Isosceles is a Left Bank-styled blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot, aged 21 months in 100% new French oak. Medium to deep ruby, it has a nose of dark fruits with touches of cassis, cedar, tobacco and aniseed. The full-bodied palate is firm, grainy and mineral-laced with a long finish. It's approachable now but will age well over the next 3-5 years in bottle.

Wine Enthusiast

94 points || Soft aromas of black cherry and smoked meat gain complexity thanks to hints of olive, tar and thyme in this Cabernet Sauvignon, which includes 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot. It boasts chiseled but firm tannins and a blackberry jam flavor that entices on the palate, while thyme, cracked pepper and soy tones ride out the close.
Varietal Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Justin
Vintage 2018


in a mixed case:
SKU 16313

7 in stock

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