2000 Justin "Isosceles" Paso Robles Bordeaux Blend
78% Cabernet Sauvignon; 19% Cabernet Franc; 3% Merlot. Plump, polished and absolutely brimming with both ripe cherry fruitiness and lots of vanillin oak, this mouthfilling wine smacks vaguely of Merlot in its supple and so very outgoing manner. It has a few youthful edges yet to overcome, but its finishing trim of tannin and acidity in no way interferes with its fruity richness, and its fine sense of energy is likely to carry it forward for some half-dozen years of positive growth.
Well-made, showing complex herb, currant, plum and berry flavors that are ripe and vibrant, with firm yet integrated tannins and a fruity aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. (JL)
Brilliant ruby color with garnet hues. Layers upon layers of aromas appear as this wine evolves in the glass, rich with toasted oak, pencil lead, and caramel, combining with cherry, black currant and earthy components. A delicate, soft entry is complemented by initial raspberry, strawberry and black currant flavors. Cedar and spice appear soon after the fruit components, quickly rounded out with a delicate balance of acidity and medium bodied tannins. On the lingering finish, the wine leaves a lasting impression of toasted oak, strawberry, raspberry, black currant and blackberry.