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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 190 
ProducerJustin Vineyards & Winery (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationPaso Robles
UPC Code(s)733952997103

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2017 (based on 16 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.2 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 286 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by kcwmd1 on 12/26/2015 & rated 89 points: Christmas night (397 views)
 Tasted by Kdurkee133 on 11/24/2015 & rated 90 points: Very nice Cabernet, big yet smooth and seems almost blended with plum notes (616 views)
 Tasted by gew71walsh on 9/23/2015 & rated 90 points: Improved since last bottle a year ago. Tannins had smoothed. Currants and spiciness on palate, with a nice finish. (1098 views)
 Tasted by redz on 3/22/2015 & rated 90 points: solid cab, should improve (2301 views)
 Tasted by Griffeyfan04 on 3/15/2015 & rated 87 points: Pop and pour and drank over an hour. Could have used a 1 hour decant as it got better as we drank it. Nothing fancy about this but decent enough (2249 views)
 Tasted by Martin Redmond on 3/8/2015 & rated 88 points: Wines At Our Table; Week of March 8, 2015; 3/2/2015-3/9/2015: Opaque very dark ruby color, and medium-bodied this wine offers baked black and red fruit, dark chocolate, spice and subtle cedar wood aromas. On the palate it shows a supple texture with chalky well integrated tannins and blackberry, black cherry, vanilla, dark chocolate and a kiss of cassis flavors. 13.9% alcohol. Spends 18 months in 225-liter American oak barrels. (2191 views)
 Tasted by SpoochMan on 12/12/2014 & rated 89 points: Holiday party. Very solid (2880 views)
 Tasted by Bottledrainer on 11/14/2014: A really good Cabernet for the money. Nice color. Fruit on the nose. Medium tannins. Good finish. Hard to beat for $21.00. (2597 views)
 Tasted by Fire Bill on 10/27/2014 & rated 89 points: Decanted for an hour prior to drinking. This wine is drinking well right now, but can probably go another 5 years or so. (1861 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 10/12/2014 & rated 90 points: Holy blackberry batman but I have to say this was rather enjoyable. Far from complex but for a shot of alcoholic blackberries this is good. Not sure why this 2nd 375 is better than the first other than bottle variation, etc. (2039 views)
 Tasted by gew71walsh on 10/10/2014 & rated 88 points: Blackberries, other dark fruits and currants. Has a tannic edge that I am not sure will smooth out. Nice finish. (1841 views)
 Tasted by chiefilliniboy on 9/17/2014 & rated 87 points: was somewhat disappointed. flat and shallow, not nearly as good as previous years I've had that caused me to by this one. cork was fine, but perhaps somewhere along the shipping chain wasn't optimal temperatures or something (1454 views)
 Tasted by Dvsdude on 7/5/2014 & rated 84 points: Medium fruit on the nose...on the palate somewhat disjointed with little to no acidity and poorly integrated tannins. Good amount of heat on the finish. Not worth the $20+ paid for the bottle IMHO! (2050 views)
 Tasted by wineotim on 4/26/2014 & rated 88 points: Drank side by side with 2010 Chateau Pedesclaux....so this felt a little flabby and sweet. On its own its losing some of its youth/acidity from my previous bottle, so drink up. (2719 views)
 Tasted by PSMB on 3/27/2014 & rated 90 points: Nice (2689 views)
 Tasted by nocoretiree on 2/18/2014 & rated 90 points: At first, we thought this tasted more like a bold Merlot blended with something else, but evolved into a pretty good Cab. Ready to drink now. Rather robust, more than what we expected from Paso Robles for $20. Short term aging 6-18 mos would improve this wine, or decant for better tasting experience. (3316 views)
 Tasted by BobMilton on 1/6/2014 & rated 89 points: Notes of red fruits on nose and palate. Medium bodied (many Justins are fuller) and smooth. (3860 views)
 Tasted by BigTex22 on 1/1/2014 & rated 85 points: Over extracted fruit bomb. Drank on NYE. FAIR. (3136 views)
 Tasted by manny651 on 12/25/2013 & rated 89 points: 2hr decant brings out more depth. Very smooth. (2633 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 11/24/2013 & rated 87 points: Certainly a reasonable option for the money but just OK. (3302 views)
 Tasted by wineotim on 11/14/2013 & rated 89 points: Very juicy, with bright, lively acidity...reminiscent of a good Zinfandel. Medium bodied, easy tannins, very good wine, would have scored a 90 if more tannic structure was evident. Still, it was very enjoyable. (3219 views)
 Tasted by r4Cali on 11/1/2013 & rated 84 points: Used to be one of my favorite QPR Cabs, but disappointed in this one. Not much on the nose or the palette, never seemed to open up over the course of the night, and probably deteriorated some. Gives me pause to consider how things are changing under new ownership. (2685 views)
 Tasted by Babartel on 9/22/2013 & rated 95 points: We always love this cab! (3607 views)
 Tasted by Dale.riedel on 9/8/2013 flawed bottle: sour to the nose and taste. might be a bad bottle because we've had good 2010 cabs from Justin. Too bad. (3379 views)
 Tasted by Dexter Morgan on 8/8/2013 & rated 88 points: Dark, opaque ruby/purple appearance. Jammy, ripe, fruity aromas of black and blue fruit, cassis, vanilla, and chocolate. Full bodied, open-knit, and smooth on the palate. Black fruit, dark chocolate, oak, and minerally notes throughout. Not a lot of complexity but it is gratifying in and of itself. A wine that's enjoyable to drink rather than ponder. (3439 views)
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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165
(Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.
i-WineReview.com, Paso Robles (6/27/2012)
(Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (4/27/2013)
(Justin Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon) Very dark ruby color; tart plum, oak, black fruit nose; tart black fruit, oak, coffee palate; medium-plus finish 87+ points (30% new American oak)  87 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (9/9/2012)
(Justin Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon) Dark ruby color; ripe berry, berry jam nose; medium finish  87 points
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