About the Wine
Started in 1981 by Justin Baldwin, Justin Winery has become a standard-bearer in Paso Robles and Central Coast. Justin is a wine Rockstar and eminence in California; he was named by wine critic Robert Parker Jr one of his “Wine Heroes” and he has appeared on Wine Enthusiast’s list of Top Cabernet and Blended Wine Producers for the past seven years.
In 2010, billionaire Stewart Resnick purchased the winery, ushering in new investment in vineyards, operations, and infrastructure. Mr. Resnick has cornered the market with well-known grocery products like POM pomegranate drink, FIJI water, Wonderful Pistachios, and Halo citrus. From strength to strength, Justin winery continues expansion in quality and distribution. Justin Baldwin is still involved in the winery, but now he’s focusing on what he loves more: Making great wines and outstanding blends! “Winemaking is an art, not a science, it’s an expression of the winemaker in the bottle”, he says. The success of Justin's Cabernet and Bordeaux-inspired blends achieved to put Paso Robles on the map.
Justin Winery has four different vineyards located in some of the most important subregions of Paso Robles. These vineyards share terroir similarities with one of the most esteemed wine regions in the world, Bordeaux! The combination of the soils composed of limestone and marine deposits, the climate with ideal thermal differentials, and the grape varieties that are planted, allow the production of world-class Bordeaux-style blends.
The winemaking at Justin Winery is a work of art. Fred Holloway, alongside Scott Shirley, are the expert winemakers who have combined old and new world winemaking styles and techniques, accomplishing exquisite and top-tier wines.
In addition to being a very successful winery, Justin also offers an impressive and luxury experience for travelers and foodies. Without a doubt, a must-stop on your next trip to Paso Robles!
Aging: 24 months barrel aging in 100% new French oak
Tasting Note: :82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec. Full-bodied and very complex. The mid-palate shows sustained ripe fruit and spice mixed with attractive cedar, sweet tobacco, and leather notes with mouth-filling tannins that build through a very long and complex finish together with layered fruit, camphor, mint, and cedar. This is a powerful, well-structured blend, and a pleasure to drink! Pair this wine with a New York Streak served with red wine and thyme reduction.
“There is a focused intensity of black plum, elderberry and black-cherry pie on the nose of this blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec. A ripe black-cherry flavor meets with licorice, vanilla and fudge on the palate, where polished tannins provide ample structure.” ~94 Points, Wine Enthusiast.
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