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2004 Justin - Isosceles Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 91 WA
  • 83 WS
  • Variety
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SKU: 144780-2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 83

    Racy, with a hint of balsamic in the stewed plum and black cherry flavors. A style that has its appeal, given its ripe extremes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 2,000 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2011
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Sweet creme de cassis, dark cherry, loamy earth, and toasty oak aromas jump from the glass of the dense ruby/purple-colored 2004 Isosceles Reserve (63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec). It showcases just what intelligently blended Bordeaux varietals can achieve in Paso Robles. With sweet tannin, a bold, dramatic personality, copious quantities of black fruits, and abundant body, but no sense of heaviness or astringency, this rich 2004 should be even better in 2-3 years, and will last for 10-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Naperwino
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    Excellent. Needs 1-2 more years cellaring.
    Author: afikes
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    Author: Didymus
Justin Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The property was founded in 1981 by Justin and Deborah Baldwin when they planted their 160 acres to the major Bordeaux varieties and created their Estate vineyard.

Their desire is to make world class wines that reflect the unique soils and climate of their Paso Robles property. Emphasis is placed on making Bordeaux-style blends and single varieties, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 200 bottles owned
  • 37 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 37 collectors)