2006 Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles Paso Robles
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2006 Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles Paso Robles

Winemaker's Notes

"The 2006 ISOSCELES is inky purple with a slight red hue around the rim. Aromas of blackberry, black plum, leather, mocha, and cassis combine with light layers of caramel, vanilla and a touch of smoke resulting from the extended oak ageing. The entry is filled with red and black fruit. A balance of softness and acidity segues into a mid palate with length and weight. Seamless, integrated tannins marry with ripe fruit, and flavors of red currant, butterscotch and hint of pencil lead on the finish ...

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"The 2006 ISOSCELES is inky purple with a slight red hue around the rim. Aromas of blackberry, black plum, leather, mocha, and cassis combine with light layers of caramel, vanilla and a touch of smoke resulting from the extended oak ageing. The entry is filled with red and black fruit. A balance of softness and acidity segues into a mid palate with length and weight. Seamless, integrated tannins marry with ripe fruit, and flavors of red currant, butterscotch and hint of pencil lead on the finish ...

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    vintage 92E early maturing may be ready now<br/>vineyard says 2011-2012+

    4 months
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    rich spicy could go a couple more years

    about 5 years
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    Lindsy pineo

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.