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Review 2020 Justin Justification 750ml

2020 Justin Justification 750ml

($65.00 Incl. tax)
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Red - United States - California - Paso Robles - 66% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot
About the Wine

Just a few miles down Paso Robles’ Chimney Rock Road, discover where, in 1981, founder Justin Baldwin planted his first vines in hopes of one day crafting Bordeaux-styled blends worthy of their French counterparts. 

   With JUSTIFICATION, the Old World meets the New with a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This wine, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, expresses the spirit of a few Right-Bank Bordeaux producers, highlighting Cabernet Franc with its complex expression of herbs, red fruit, and elegant structure, but with a Paso Robles twist of full, mature fruit. A versatile pairing wine to a wide range of foods, the wine is the perfect addition to a romantic dinner in front of a crackling fire, or an evening summertime barbecue.

Vinification Data
Fermentation: Stainless steel open and closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice daily pump overs
Maturation: Barrel-aged for 18 months in 100% French oak (51% new)
Varietal Composition: 66% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot Appellation: Paso Robles
Bottling Data: pH: 3.80
Total Acidity: 0.64g/100mL
Alcohol: 15% by volume

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Bright, with a deep ruby core lightening to a ruby garnet at the rim, with light staining on slow-forming, persistent tears.
Aroma: Highly aromatic with black cherry, pomegranate, and red plum fruit along with notes of vanilla, new leather, pencil shavings, and oak.
Palate: Moderate-plus bodied with ripe blackberry, baked strawberry, and juicy plum on entry, evolving into the savory midpalate with moderate, fine tannins and notes of leather, dried oregano, wild sage, and white rose petal with dusty terra-cotta. The finish is long and intricate with sweet tobacco, vanilla bean, oak, licorice, and a lingering note of camphor.