Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4385 ratings
9.343 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
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#AgedWineTuesday

This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Easy drinking and spicy at this point.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing red and black fruits with vanilla, licorice, cedar, earth, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

Showing great complexity with a smooth mouthfeel. So pleasant and enjoyable by itself, and really gorgeous after 3 hours of airtime.

This 23 year old is not going to get any better with time, but it is delicious now. I just love these aged Bordeaux blends.

Interesting, elegant and rich. Fruit forward and extracted.

I've had a younger vintage of the Reserve a few years ago, and it is very consistent. Nice to see these quality wines out of Paso Robles.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 33 months (60% new). Unfiltered and unfined.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$180.

#AgedWineTuesday

This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Easy drinking and spicy at this point.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing red and black fruits with vanilla, licorice, cedar, earth, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

Showing great complexity with a smooth mouthfeel. So pleasant and enjoyable by itself, and really gorgeous after 3 hours of airtime.

This 23 year old is not going to get any better with time, but it is delicious now. I just love these aged Bordeaux blends.

Interesting, elegant and rich. Fruit forward and extracted.

I've had a younger vintage of the Reserve a few years ago, and it is very consistent. Nice to see these quality wines out of Paso Robles.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 33 months (60% new). Unfiltered and unfined.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$180.

Aug 9th, 2022
Tama

Ripe 2010, just sumptuous. Layer of blackberry, plum, pencil lead, prune . No flaws.

Ripe 2010, just sumptuous. Layer of blackberry, plum, pencil lead, prune . No flaws.

Sep 12th, 2018
S.R.Alexander

This might be the heaviest empty wine bottle I’ve ever held. Must be the 100% new French oak.

This might be the heaviest empty wine bottle I’ve ever held. Must be the 100% new French oak.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2021
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood for our final evening of the season, pre & post-season the BSO fills the Lawn with Popular Artists. Tonight we're relaxing with Ben Harper and Troy Andrews, aka 'Trombone Shorty'. A lively show is ahead, fingers crossed we're trending more towards the New Orleans funk tonight.

Nose has black cherry buttercream, moist earth, fermented blackberry, cigar box and blueberry skin.

Palate has boysenberry, blackberry, cedar plank and dry earth. Medium-long finish. Decanted +4 hours, yet still needs air and years, future bottles should be 2023+

84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, but 100% deliciousness on a standout CA vintage, Paso Robles fruit, yum yum yum yum!

On the Lawn at Tanglewood for our final evening of the season, pre & post-season the BSO fills the Lawn with Popular Artists. Tonight we're relaxing with Ben Harper and Troy Andrews, aka 'Trombone Shorty'. A lively show is ahead, fingers crossed we're trending more towards the New Orleans funk tonight.

Nose has black cherry buttercream, moist earth, fermented blackberry, cigar box and blueberry skin.

Palate has boysenberry, blackberry, cedar plank and dry earth. Medium-long finish. Decanted +4 hours, yet still needs air and years, future bottles should be 2023+

84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, but 100% deliciousness on a standout CA vintage, Paso Robles fruit, yum yum yum yum!

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2019
Jonathan Reimer

Thick. My goodness still juicy.

Thick. My goodness still juicy.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2017
CYesh

Too heavy and cloying to be enjoyable. I felt like a brick had hit my stomach after a few initial sips. Fruit is there but unbalanced and harsh.

Too heavy and cloying to be enjoyable. I felt like a brick had hit my stomach after a few initial sips. Fruit is there but unbalanced and harsh.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2016
Lydia Jones

Surprisingly unimpressed with this wine. Confused with the structure with the acidity and high notes of alcohol.

Surprisingly unimpressed with this wine. Confused with the structure with the acidity and high notes of alcohol.

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2016
Sommelara

By led and fruitful.

By led and fruitful.

Nov 10th, 2016
David Denham

Weekend is starting well

Weekend is starting well

Sep 3rd, 2016
Christanna Honer

This was so hot, like someone was making a cherry reduction but burnt the cherries. Not good at all. 15% but probably more like 17.

This was so hot, like someone was making a cherry reduction but burnt the cherries. Not good at all. 15% but probably more like 17.

May 26th, 2016