Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles Paso Robles
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290 Ratings
Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles Paso Robles

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 Isosceles is dark purple with a slight crimson overtone around the rim. Aromas of boysenberry, leather, mocha, mint andcassis combine with light layers of caramel and vanilla resulting from the extended oak aging. A soft, fruit forward, elegant entrysegues into a mid palate with length and complexity. Seamless, integrated tannins marry with ripe fruit, and flavors of coffee,butterscotch and hint of pencil lead on the finish of this wine. The 2005 Isosceles is very young, and will co...

The 2005 Isosceles is dark purple with a slight crimson overtone around the rim. Aromas of boysenberry, leather, mocha, mint andcassis combine with light layers of caramel and vanilla resulting from the extended oak aging. A soft, fruit forward, elegant entrysegues into a mid palate with length and complexity. Seamless, integrated tannins marry with ripe fruit, and flavors of coffee,butterscotch and hint of pencil lead on the finish of this wine. The 2005 Isosceles is very young, and will co...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2007 Vintage) Far more showy was a barrel sample of the 2008 Isosceles Reserve, composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It exhibits sweeter tannins along with dense black fruits intermixed with charcoal, creme de cassis, roasted herbs, and spice box. It is a big, thick, juicy, nearly over-the-top wine with impressive balance. I was somewhat surprised that I had a pronounced preference for the 2008 over the 2007 Isosceles Reserve, a cuvee that ages uncommonly well for a Bordeaux varietal blend from Paso Robles.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2004 Vintage) This wine opens with a forward Eucalyptus bouquet with hints of cherry. On the palate, the wine is well balanced, mouthwatering, and quite tasty. Its black current flavors are prominent and pronoun...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2001 Vintage) 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 18% Cabernet Franc; 5% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. Among the biggest, most intense and most overdone wines of this issue, Justin's latest Isoceles is defined first and foremost by its chocolatey ripeness, but it has just enough slightly jammy blueberry and blackberry fruit to stay in the game. It is thick on the palate; its smoky oak is as bold as any of its parts; and there is simply no hiding its obvious heat. Still, while it may be anathema to any and all lookin...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2008 Vintage) Far more showy was a barrel sample of the 2008 Isosceles Reserve, composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It exhibits sweeter tannins along with dense black fruits intermixed with charcoal, creme de cassis, roasted herbs, and spice box. It is a big, thick, juicy, nearly over-the-top wine with impressive balance. I was somewhat surprised that I had a pronounced preference for the 2008 over the 2007 Isosceles Reserve, a cuvee that ages uncommonly well for a Bordeaux varietal blend from Paso Robles.