Justin Vineyards & Winery

Justification Paso Robles Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend

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

Wine Writer Palm Beach Post

Thanksgiving wine

Thanksgiving wine

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2013
Barry Grossman

Took a while to open up, but really smooth to drink. Not overly complex.

Took a while to open up, but really smooth to drink. Not overly complex.

Nov 7th, 2017
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

Sweet Paso Bordeaux.

Sweet Paso Bordeaux.

May 17th, 2014
GFM
8.7

Stunning wine still young. Great blend 63% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot. Showing better than the 2009 right now

Stunning wine still young. Great blend 63% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot. Showing better than the 2009 right now

Dec 20th, 2015
Alexander Niehenke

Fine but I don't like the QPR. Maybe the cab franc needs more time than I was willing to give. Cest la vie.

Fine but I don't like the QPR. Maybe the cab franc needs more time than I was willing to give. Cest la vie.

Dec 11th, 2013
Greg Bailey

Let this one open up for a bit.

Let this one open up for a bit.

Sep 21st, 2013
Bret Diskin

Young still

Young still

Sep 8th, 2013
Kelly “KG” Ruíz

Haven't cracked this beauty.... Yet

Haven't cracked this beauty.... Yet

Jul 7th, 2013
Andy Lardy

Aroma: at room temp, a bright cassis explosion blows off instantly. Too bad because all that's left is raisin...ugh. Black raspberry pokes its head out periodically. Touch of dusty green bean. Taste: Ripe ripe ripe black fruit. Raisin. Green bitterness on the finish growing stronger. The Cab franc is waking up...lets give this some time and I'll chill the next pour.

Aroma: at room temp, a bright cassis explosion blows off instantly. Too bad because all that's left is raisin...ugh. Black raspberry pokes its head out periodically. Touch of dusty green bean. Taste: Ripe ripe ripe black fruit. Raisin. Green bitterness on the finish growing stronger. The Cab franc is waking up...lets give this some time and I'll chill the next pour.

May 8th, 2013