At last, a young Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon that you can sink your teeth into, and not be afraid that its tannins will strip the enamel off your teeth, make your eyes water, and drag you into the next room. The 2010 Justin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon knows how to win its place in your glass. Balance is the key to this wine’s success; it offers plenty of aroma and flavor and is ready to drink now. Justin’s hand-picked and meticulously sorted fruit (each berry is inspected before going into the crusher) results in a wine with extraordinary elegance and polish. An attractive aroma of crushed blackberries, currants, and layered spices sets the tone for what is to follow. In the mouth, Justin’s Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as remarkably smooth. Its alluring entrance imparts layers of flavor, with blackberry, boysenberry, and soft cedar notes caressing the palate. The wine finishes with a gentle flourish and just the right amount of subtle vanilla tones from spending 18 months in American oak barrels. Drink this wine now and over the next five to seven years. And, as with all first rate California Cabernets, we suggest affording Justin’s 2010 Paso Robles at least twenty or thirty minutes of aeration prior to imbibing.
“What would you pair with the 2010 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon?” queried one senior panel member to his cohorts. “Another glass!” was the response he received in unison from several of his fellow tasters. Indeed, the 2010 Justin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t need much to shine, and a second glass goes down even easier than the first. Nevertheless, most of us enjoy some tasty morsels with our wine, and Justin’s 2010 Cabernet is eager to please. How about a perfectly grilled veal chop? Veal Marsala offers another tasty choice with this wine. Thai Steak Lettuce Wraps and Chipotle Steak Sandwichs on ciabatta bread make good choices for more adventuresome diners, too. A healthy and filling vegetarian dish we like with California Cabernet Sauvignon is Pan-Fried Quinoa Cakes made with kale, sweet potato, Parmesan cheese, and of course quinoa. Too often, vegetables and grains play second fiddle to meat and fish because they are not filling enough for many carnivores. These Pan-Friend Quinoa Cakes won’t leave many folks wanting, and they stand up nicely to the rich flavors of Justin’s Paso Robles Cabernet. And if by some chance you’re just not hungry, pour a second glass and enjoy
Justin Baldwin, a former investment and international banker, began to fulfill his dream “To belong in the company of the finest wines in the world," when he planted 160 acres west of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast in 1981. For more than three decades, Justin has stayed true to his dream of producing world class Bordeaux style blends solely from his estate vineyards. And from the awards afforded his wines and the accolades he has received personally, Justin and his family owned and operated winey have fulfilled his dream: Justin wines truly do belong in the company of the finest in the world, but just don’t take our word for it.
Justin is a pioneer on California’s Central Coast. When Justin Baldwin planted his first vines, there were only ten wineries in the area. Today, Paso Robles is the third largest wine region in California, thanks in no small part to Justin Baldwin’s efforts. Justin wines have garnered many awards, including, “Best of Class,” “Best of Region,” and the coveted Pichon Lalande trophy for “World's Best Blended Red Wine” as well as Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of the World. Justin Baldwin has also been named one of the “Wine Heroes of the Year” by Robert M. Parker Jr., garnered the James Beard Foundation’s Great American Winemaker Award, Quarterly Review of Wine's Top 3 Cabernet Producers of the Year, and been named to Wine Enthusiast's Top Cabernet and Blended Wine Producers List for seven years running.
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