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Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve

Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve

Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve

Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve

The Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve, Red Blend showcases the art of blending.  Nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles, California, the Justin Vineyards are renowned for crafting wines that exemplify both the richness of the region and the passion of its winemakers. The 2018 Isosceles Reserve, a carefully blended red, stands out as a testament to this legacy. This wine, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc, offers a symphony of complexity and elegance, aimed at connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike. As we delve into the nuances of this exceptional vintage, we uncover not just the taste but the meticulous craft behind its creation.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose: 

The 2018 Isosceles Reserve greets you with an aromatic bouquet of dark cherry, plum, and blackberry, complemented by a refined oak backdrop that enhances its complexity.

On the Palate: 

Matching its aromatic profile, the palate mirrors the nose with rich flavors of dark cherry, plum, and blackberry. The addition of subtle leather notes introduces a sophisticated layer, rounding out a well-structured and harmonious taste experience.

Pairing Suggestions

This robust red blend pairs excellently with the smoky flavors of grilled beef and lamb. It also complements hearty pastas and a selection of hard cheeses, making it a versatile choice for diverse culinary encounters.

Personal Note

On special occasions, opening a bottle of Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve can elevate the evening, making it notably memorable with its distinguished flavors and aromatic depth.

Structure breakdown: Justin 2018 Isosceles Reserve

Acidity: Moderate

Body: Bold

Tannins: Medium

Region: Paso Robles, California 

Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

ABV: 15.5%

Vino – Rater Score:  95 

Pairs With:

Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

 

MEMORABLE 
95 – 100 Points: Memorable and world-class, these wines leave you in awe from the very first sip.

OUTSTANDING
90-94 Points: Outstanding and enticing, these wines invite you to savor every glass.

EXCELLENT BUT…
85-89 points: Wines that are good but missing something.

AVERAGE
80-84 points: Average wines that leave room for improvement in today’s competitive market.

BELOW AVERAGE
75-79: Life’s too short

Memorable

April 12, 2024

I rated this as a 4.5 Stars. I like to open a bottle of this on special occasions, see above review for tasting notes

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