Justin Isosceles 2019, Paso Robles, California

2019 vintage – 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc & 10% Merlot. Fermentation: Stainless steel open and closed top tanks with twice daily pumpovers. Maturation: Barrel aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak. For more than 30 vintages, IIsosceles has been our flagship wine and quality benchmark for this style of wine on the Central Coast of California. A blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon supported by Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the Isosceles shows why Paso Robles is such a great place to grow these varieties. Appearance: Dark ruby/purple core, with black secondary color, lighter toward the rim with moderate plus viscosity and slow forming, moderately stained tears. Aroma: Very aromatic and complex with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and licorice spice with sweet tobacco, cedar, leather and camphor notes. Palate: Full-bodied with ripe complex black cherry, boysenberry, cassis, and blackberry fruit on entry with baking spice. Dusty tannins appear on the midpalate with cedar, dried tobacco leaf, and saddle leather as it progresses. The finish is long, fresh, and balanced with notes of bay leaf, dried red rose petal, oak, and sustained tannins.