Justin Isosceles 2013
Bright, nearly opaque, ruby purple core with a narrow, moderate intensity rim and slow forming slightly stained tears. Intense and complex with aromas of ripe black fruit, baking spice, sweet tobacco, leather, cocoa, oak barrel elements with subtle smoky eucalyptus accents. Dry and full-bodied with rich black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and licorice spice notes on the entry. Savory, herbal and mint notes appear, followed by dark chocolate and smoky oak elements on the mid palate. The finish is very long and crisp with a complex interplay between the savory mid-palate and returning fruit of red cherry candy and sweet spice with a floral hint of violet, all framed by soft, chewy tannins. The 2013 ISOSCELES is drinking exceptionally well at release but has the structure to further develop beautifully over time.
Great with classic cab fare like rich braised short ribs or grilled leg of lamb with garlic and herbs, the 2013 ISOSCELES also drinks well on its own due to its exceptional balance of flavor and texture even when young.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot.
Wine Spectator - "Rich and full-bodied, with an alluring mix of loamy earth, dark berry, licorice and spicy oak flavors. Features a long, persistent follow-through. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2026."
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "The 2013 Justin Isosceles is a robust red—a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The wine exhibits bold black fruit, earth, and tar. The rich textures and finish make it a delicious wine to pair with grilled steak. Drinks nicely now. (Tasted: August 26, 2016, San Francisco, CA) "