2016 Justin ISOSCELES Reserve

About the Wine

In 1987, Justin made their first vintage of a wine styled after the famous First Growth producers of Bordeaux, created with the same uncompromising care as the Grands Vins of those venerable chateaux. For more than 30 vintages, ISOSCELES has been their flagship wine and quality benchmark for this style of wine in the Central Coast of California. ISOSCELES Reserve is built upon the exceptional quality and character of the Bordeaux grape varieties grown in Paso Robles.

Varietal Composition: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

Winemaker Notes

Dark, ruby purple core with a medium intensity rim and moderately stained tears. Complex and very aromatic with black cherry, cassis, toasty vanilla, cinnamon, cedar, graphite, oak, dusty leaf notes, star anise and red licorice. Full bodied, with ripe black fruit of cherry, currant and berry with baking spice on entry. The mid-palate features sustained fruit with sweet tobacco, leather, vanilla and licorice, and mouth coating tannins that balance its full fruit character through a very long, fresh and beautifully balanced finish that evolves with a complex mix of fruit, spice and savory elements.

Food Pairings

The 2016 ISOSCELES Reserve is a bold, but balanced wine that pairs nicely with rich meat dishes like slow cooked stews and braises, but shines beautifully with a simple grilled ribeye steak.

The Wine Down

Impressive in its youth, ISOSCELES Reserve will cellar nicely, gaining new layers of complexity, revealing the wine’s true potential over time.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

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