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Justin Vineyards Proprietary Red "Justification" 2015 (Paso Robles, California) - [WE 91]
Justin Vineyards Proprietary Red "Justification" 2014 (Paso Robles, California) - [WS 94, #24 Top 100 of 2017] [WE 93]


 

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Winery: Justin Vineyards
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot
Region: Paso Robles, California
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: JUSTINJUSTIFICATION15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Deep ruby core going to a lighter, more purple rim with full tears that show moderate staining on the glass. Aromatic with ripe blackcurrant, sweet black and red cherry fruit, baking spice, licorice, cocoa accented with attractive pencil shaving, and camphor notes. Full bodied, with black and red currant and cherry fruit, and attractive vanilla and cinnamon spice on entry and savory, smoky dried herbs with chocolate and cedar accents appearing in mid-palate. The texture of the wine is very clean and crisp with woody notes, bright cherry fruit and balancing tannins that focus the wine through its long, complex finish.
The 2014 JUSTIFICATION is an elegant, beautifully balanced and complex wine that respects dishes that might be overpowered by a deeper, richer wines like veal with a morel cream sauce, or pork tenderloin with an herbed berry reduction.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

"Soft red-cherry aromas meet with dark spice on the nose of this 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot blend. Framed by firm, sticky tannins, the medium-bodied palate shows flavors of red currant, cedar and oak." - Matt Kettmann (11/1/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot, the 2015 Justification reveals aromas of fruitcake and plums. It's similar in profile to the 2014 but a bit more baked and roasted, with less liveliness and energy. It comes at a $10 premium, but it's the inferior wine." - William Kelley (31st May 2018)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Garnet in color and mature in appearance, this offers baked berry notes and flavors that are complex and supple-textured. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2027. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 11,000 cases made." – JL (Nov 15, 2018)



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