We write a lot about Paso Robles-based Justin‘s red wines, but much less about its whites and roses. But with summer here, a big Justin cabernet is probably not on the top of your sipping list. Here’s a look at two lighter wines, more appropriate for the season.
2017 Justin Sauvignon Blanc Central Coast – Crisp and refreshing, with more of a green apple than a tropical note at the fore. Slightly creamy as the palate develops, the finish hints at gunpowder and green tea. Lively, with lots going on for a normally-tame Central Coast bottling. A- / $16
2017 Justin Rose Central Coast – A rose composed of mystery grapes, but don’t let that deter you. This is a fresh and fruit-filled wine loaded with florals on the nose and berry fruit on the palate. Tons of strawberries and some chocolate and vanilla notes give this a distinctly dessert-like finish, but the florals that linger in the nose are hard to get away from, hanging on the conclusion for ages. A surprisingly complex wine for this category. A- / $20