2017 Justin Trilateral GSM Paso Robles
Region: Paso Robles
Justin and Deborah Baldwin acquired their land in 1981 and planted 72 acres in vineyards that same year. Initially they were wine growers, selling to other wineries. Then, in 1987, they harvested their first grapes bottled under the Justin label. Justin Winery concentrates on two Bordeaux styled red wines: Isoscleles, which is a 100% estate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and Justification, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Varietals are planted to specific soil types on their hillside vineyards 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the Central Coast.
Wine Enthusiast 91
Roasted cherry and dried red-flower aromas meet with wet rocks, black pepper and turned soil on the nose of this blend of 72% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 8% Mourvèdre. The palate is loaded with roasted and smoked flavors, from blistered cherry to hickory, with a clay-like minerality lifting it up.