Appearance: Starbright, with a pale straw color with green highlights
Aroma: An alluring mix of lime, grapefruit, green apple, pear, citrus flower
and blackcurrant bud
Palate: Balanced and clean with lemon-lime and guava on the entry, a mid-palate
of white peach and passionfruit, and a touch of minerality and green apple on an
amazingly crisp and refreshing finish. A perfect pairing with pear and goat cheese
crostini, calamari fritti or on its own as a refreshing summer sipper.
Vinous 87 points - Light, bright yellow. Lemon zest, quinine and white flowers on the sharply focused nose. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering bitter citrus fruit and quince flavors with a subtle herbal nuance. Finishes clean and spicy but a bit short, with a repeating lemon note.
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is crisp with ripe lemon, green apple, peach and guava on the entry. Chamomile flower comes toward the mid-palate along with a fine mineral texture that adds a depth to the wine's clean palate. The finish is fresh with lingering citrus and herbal notes that make it a great match for tangy cheeses,oysters, grilled shrimp or dishes with lemon or white wine based sauces.
|JUSTIN Vineyards are located in the Central Coast region of California, less than ten miles from the Pacific Ocean with elevations ranging from 1100 to 1800. The property incorporates a total of 160 acres, of which 72 are mostly dry farmed acres planted in full-bodied Bordeaux grape varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and limited of rich Burgundian style Chardonnay. Additionally, Syrah, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Orange Muscat add to the estate vineyard program. The steep hillside vineyards yield little water and thus, most of the acreage is dry farmed and all the grapes must be hand harvested. Soils are a very important ingredient to their wines` success. Painstaking care is exercised in matching the extremely varied soils to the varietals to coax the truest expression of each varietal`s character and complexity. The vineyards are continuously being updated. Currently, some areas are being replanted to expand Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc acreage using resistant rootstock and French clones to enhance the choice of Bordeaux varietals for their ISOSCELES program.
The focus of JUSTIN is to produce their flagship wine ISOSCELES, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The grape varietals for this wine are specifically selected only from their estate vineyards.
It is the goal of JUSTIN to bring only the highest quality wines to the market. They maintain their objective to be on the cutting edge in winemaking practices by allowing the terrior to come through to expose the soils and growing conditions of the vineyard.