Justin Vineyards & Winery

Justification Paso Robles Cabernet Franc-Merlot

9.323 ratings
9.31 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
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
Austin Paramore

Thanksgiving with mom and bro. 2020 got a lot better today. Best turkey mom has ever cooked, and that’s saying something. Oh, and this wine is pretty ridiculous too.

Thanksgiving with mom and bro. 2020 got a lot better today. Best turkey mom has ever cooked, and that’s saying something. Oh, and this wine is pretty ridiculous too.

Nov 26th, 2020
Jody Scharf

Justify your existence and drink this. Yummy.

Justify your existence and drink this. Yummy.

Jun 2nd, 2018
MAH
9.3

Good body - bold and balanced. Very solid at this price point. Will purchase again.

Good body - bold and balanced. Very solid at this price point. Will purchase again.

May 5th, 2018
Summer Cotten

Justin, still my boyfriend.

Justin, still my boyfriend.

Mar 31st, 2018
Jason McLaren

Solid blend. Big flavor

Solid blend. Big flavor

Mar 11th, 2018
JJ Lumia

Justin tends to be hit or miss for me. Usually solid; sometimes, but not often enough, outstanding. This Justification hits it out of the park. Soft, supple, but explosive. Deep expressive fruit and currant, with mocha and mushroom hitting mid palate. The finish is long and loamy. Quite worthy of the WS Top 100 rating. Going back for more.

Justin tends to be hit or miss for me. Usually solid; sometimes, but not often enough, outstanding. This Justification hits it out of the park. Soft, supple, but explosive. Deep expressive fruit and currant, with mocha and mushroom hitting mid palate. The finish is long and loamy. Quite worthy of the WS Top 100 rating. Going back for more.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Chris Gillespie

Never had a bad bottle from these paso folks! This was decanted for a few and could have for 3-4 hours, the flavor was amazing, nice to see the merlot shine.

Never had a bad bottle from these paso folks! This was decanted for a few and could have for 3-4 hours, the flavor was amazing, nice to see the merlot shine.

Feb 17th, 2018
Doug Couvillion

Good. Get more and hold

Good. Get more and hold

Jan 6th, 2018