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2016 JUSTIN ISOSCELES PROPRIETARY RED, PASO ROBLES

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As much as we love discovering up-and-coming boutique producers, there’s always room in our shop for the established trendsetters, and brands that are benchmarks in their field.  Justin’s flagship Isosceles Blend is named for the three Bordeaux varietals that go into it, and the winery pioneered this style of blend in Paso Robles, which they began more than thirty years ago.  When they first planted Cabernet vines in the Santa Lucia Mountains back in 1981, Paso Robles wasn’t even on the map as far as a wine region and particularly for Bordeaux varietals.  Lucky for us, the fossilized limestone soils and large diurnal temperature swings are perfectly suited for ripening Bordeaux grapes and the Isosceles has proven over and over again how compelling this type of blend can be from Paso.  The 2016 is absolutely stunning and I recommend clearing some cellar space for this one.

Utilizing a greater percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than last year, the 2016 combines 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot and oozes pulverized black fruits, crushed rock and wild rose.  The wine was aged in 100% new French oak barrels for an impressive 21 months, and this is without question one my favorite vintages of Isosceles yet.  The wine is incredibly aromatic and loaded with complexity…

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Description

2016 JUSTIN ISOSCELES PROPRIETARY RED, PASO ROBLES

Winery 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.”

Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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