Justin Cabernet 2017 

 May 1, 2019

By  Jess Walker

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Paso Robles, CA


Cost: ~ $28

Jess - 4/5


Travis - NA

I don't remember the first time that I tried this wine. However, it has been one that a gravitate to when I see it on a menu while dining out. It has such a great balance that I don't worry about whether or not it will pair well with my meal. It always does!

Justin Cabernet wine bottle

This also makes a fantastic gift wine! I have both given and received a bottle of Justin Cabernet and it's always a solid choice.  So solid, that they are celebrating 30 years of crafting this wine.

Winemaker Notes:

"With attractive aromas of black fruit and spice, this smooth, ready to drink Cabernet Sauvignon is made with the same care as the highest quality, traditionally crafted Bordeaux styled wines. Our grapes are hand-picked and sorted by the berry for consistent quality and flavor." 

~ Justin Vineyards & Winery

Wine Notes:

  • Winery: Justin Vineyards & Winery
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Varietal/Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fermenting/Aging: 14 months in American oak (25% new)

Tasting Notes:

The deep purple of this wine is just beautiful. Lots of cherry and berry aromas with a hint of coco other baking spices. Medium bodied, though pushing to toward full.  The flavors on the palate are similar to the nose with the addition of strawberry and some oak and vanilla.  Longer finish full of baking spices.

I always enjoy this wine with pasta with a nice tomato sauce - like a Bolognese or with pizza! I bet it would go great with some juicy burgers as well.

Since it has never disappointed, this is often a wine that I gravitate to when I see it on a restaurant menu.

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Jess Walker

I love all things wine: drinking it, learning about how it's made, visiting where it's made, pairing with foods! I'm naturally curious, so back in 2013 during my first trip to Europe when I tasted my first glass of fantastic Rioja, I was hooked and had to start learning all I could on the subject. After a long time of friends asking me for wines to try or activities to add to their vacation itineraries, I decided to start a blog to write it all down. And that is how Wine, Dine, and Roam began!

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