Thursday, September 22, 2011

Justin Isosceles 2008

One of the best wines I have ever had. Once you've tasted something this good, it's hard to even want to drink anything else.

The icing on the cake... it was a gift from my Sister's friend Audrey. She is interning here in Houston and her boyfriend actually works at Justin Winery.

The wine is big and juicy with dark fruit, hints of dark spices and touch of vanilla with superb balance of the tannins and alcohol. The finish lasts for nearly ever. I think I can still taste it.

If you're looking to grab a bottle, Specs did have it for about $55.

This wine is from the Central Coast of California, specifically Paso Robles. It is a Bordeaux blend consisting of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 12% Petite Verdot.

This wine is made by winemaker Fred Holloway who has been making wine for over 28 years. His wines have consistently been rated 90+ by both Robert Parker Jr. and Wine Spectator.