Tasting Notes and Description
Tasting Notes For Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
2018 started with a cold, wet winter that replenished the dry soils throughout Paso Robles after five years of drought. Warmer weather in March encouraged a slightly early bud break late in the month and a few well-spaced showers added to the season’s precipitation totals. May was warm and with the generous moisture in the soils, heavy vegetative growth on the vines prompted careful and early canopy management to balance vine development for the coming season. Things turned very hot in June and July with record breaking heat that caused an early veraison in late July. The hot weather continued throughout August pushing ripeness levels and causing some concern with early ripening varieties for Justin vineyards. Things cooled off nicely early in September, balancing maturity and ripeness levels in our cabernet blocks throughout the Paso AVA through October. This normalized our harvest which ended in early November, just a bit later than normal.
Dark purple-ruby core with lighter rim and moderately stained, pronounced tears forming on the glass. Aromatic with ripe black and red cherry, blackcurrant and berry fruit, baking spice and sweet tobacco with red and black licorice, oak, cocoa and subtle camphor notes.
Dry, nearly full-bodied, with ripe black cherry, cassis and red fruit, baking spice and oak accents on entry with sustained ripe primary and mostly black fruit, dried autumn leaf, cocoa and a pleasant suggestion of camphor on the mid-palate into the finish. The finish is fresh and moderately long, showing lingering cherry and berry notes with oak and barrel spice nicely supported by fine, balanced tannins. The 2018 JUSTIN Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is an extremely versatile food pairing wine that makes it a world class great go-to red for many pairings ranging from a picnic of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, a Philly cheese steak sandwich, to a classic Entrecôte (steak) Bordelaise with pommes frites. It’s a perfect wine to bring to a dinner or party for wine lovers.
|Region||Paso Robles, California|
|Grape Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
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