Justin Vineyards & Winery

Justification Paso Robles Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend

9.2479 ratings
9.137 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful Cab and Merlot blend, opened up quickly. Powerful but with nice structure, smooth and silky.

Beautiful Cab and Merlot blend, opened up quickly. Powerful but with nice structure, smooth and silky.

Dec 26th, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Warm baking spices jump out of the glass, reminiscent of the aromas that fill a room after opening an oven door with freshly baked pie. Pie motif continues through the palate with well integrated baking spice and cherry reduction flavors giving way to a well sustained and satisfying finish.

Warm baking spices jump out of the glass, reminiscent of the aromas that fill a room after opening an oven door with freshly baked pie. Pie motif continues through the palate with well integrated baking spice and cherry reduction flavors giving way to a well sustained and satisfying finish.

3 people found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2015
Hayden B. Oothout

Excellent wine. This is exceptional considering how young this wine is. I have a couple more bottles of this, so I figured I would experiment with this and it doesn’t disappoint. Perfect Christmas Eve bottle, spice, cinnamon, and fruitiness. It is very young and could benefit from proper cellaring for 4-5 more years.

Excellent wine. This is exceptional considering how young this wine is. I have a couple more bottles of this, so I figured I would experiment with this and it doesn’t disappoint. Perfect Christmas Eve bottle, spice, cinnamon, and fruitiness. It is very young and could benefit from proper cellaring for 4-5 more years.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

Today I wanted to try a Paso Robles wine and I have heard a bit about the Justin wines. I thought I would stop by my local store in Chicago and pick-up the 2015 Justin Justification, a Right Bank blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot from Paso Robles.

Upon opening I immediately am getting dark fruit, black currant, black cherry, raspberry, tar, licorice, violet, like smoke and crushed gravel.

On the palate there is juicy black fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, spice, cedar, graphite, toasty oak and a bit of dark soil.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth supple mouth feel. There is medium + acidity and medium smooth tannin that leads right to a medium to long finish. An enjoyable wine that would go good with some hardy food. Have a great rest of your week and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Today I wanted to try a Paso Robles wine and I have heard a bit about the Justin wines. I thought I would stop by my local store in Chicago and pick-up the 2015 Justin Justification, a Right Bank blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot from Paso Robles.

Upon opening I immediately am getting dark fruit, black currant, black cherry, raspberry, tar, licorice, violet, like smoke and crushed gravel.

On the palate there is juicy black fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, spice, cedar, graphite, toasty oak and a bit of dark soil.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth supple mouth feel. There is medium + acidity and medium smooth tannin that leads right to a medium to long finish. An enjoyable wine that would go good with some hardy food. Have a great rest of your week and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Blockbuster! Deep and expansive. Needs a few hours to open. Long finish. More structured and tighter than the '13... which I may have liked more. But '14 needs some time. ... and well deserved of the 24 / 100 WS spot.

Blockbuster! Deep and expansive. Needs a few hours to open. Long finish. More structured and tighter than the '13... which I may have liked more. But '14 needs some time. ... and well deserved of the 24 / 100 WS spot.

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Well balanced, complex blend with layers of fruit and subtle tannins. Delicious. Rating affirmed 5/26, celebrating Pro status on Delectable. 😎

Well balanced, complex blend with layers of fruit and subtle tannins. Delicious. Rating affirmed 5/26, celebrating Pro status on Delectable. 😎

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2018
Lori Mike

Pours bright red aromas of tobacco and dust with a blast of blackberry. Flavors of cigar box earth and raspberry. Low acid with a somewhat quick finish. Be careful what you pair with this. We have a mild flavored pasta dish and the food is overpowering the wine.

Pours bright red aromas of tobacco and dust with a blast of blackberry. Flavors of cigar box earth and raspberry. Low acid with a somewhat quick finish. Be careful what you pair with this. We have a mild flavored pasta dish and the food is overpowering the wine.

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Nice tart cherry, dark chocolate, caramel, pepper. Smooth. Full bodied blend.

Nice tart cherry, dark chocolate, caramel, pepper. Smooth. Full bodied blend.

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2013
J Gwen Berry

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1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2013
Jonathan Reimer

Took some time to open. Worth it when it did.

Took some time to open. Worth it when it did.

Apr 13th, 2017