Review: 2012 Justin Isosceles Paso Robles

Justin_Isosceles_Red_Blend_Paso_Robles_2011_Bottle-900x900This latest release in Justin’s Bordeaux-style Isosceles line is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc that spends 21 months in new French oak. Surprisingly sweet at first, it loads up with gentle pepper, baking spice, molasses, and some coffee bean notes. Lots of cassis and a touch of violets give this a fruity depth that is coaxed out with time in glass, but a somewhat bitter finish tends to dampen the encounter.

B+ / $70 /

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