JUSTIN Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The property was founded in 1981 by Justin Baldwin when he planted the 160 acre property to the major Bordeaux varietals and created their Estate vineyard. The winery is located in the Paso Robles appellation of California’s Central Coast. The region’s first grapes were planted in 1779 by Franciscan missionaries and today are home to the third highest concentration of wineries in the United States. JUSTIN Winery makes world class wines that reflect the unique soils and climate of its California Central Coast property. Emphasis is placed on making Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques. To belong in the company of the finest wines in the world is both a mission statement and an operating creed. For more than 30 years our focus has been on providing quality wines that respect their origin, express varietal character and provide value. We honor tradition and embrace innovation in our quest to excel.
Bright, medium to dark ruby core with purple highlights around the rim. Aromas are medium-plus intensity and of elegant bright red and black fruit like cherries, cassis and some blackberry perfectly combined with tobacco, pencil lead with subtle vanilla and slight anise spice. On the plate, flavors of bright red cherry, with darker cassis and berry notes at the beginning. Sustained fruit with dusty tobacco, vanilla and licorice in the mid palate. Long, complex finish dominated by bright cherry, with a pleasing combination spice, mineral and herbs.