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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 59 
TypeRed
ProducerJustin Vineyards & Winery (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationPaso Robles
UPC Code(s)733952997103

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2017 (based on 15 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.3 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 274 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by redz on 3/22/2015 & rated 90 points: solid cab, should improve (1111 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 (1127 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. (1201 views)
 Tasted by SpoochMan on 12/12/2014 & rated 89 points: Holiday party. Very solid (2076 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. (2145 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. (1751 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. (1917 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. (1729 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 (1352 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! (1952 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. (2602 views)
 Tasted by PSMB on 3/27/2014 & rated 90 points: Nice (2583 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. (3214 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. (3765 views)
 Tasted by BigTex22 on 1/1/2014 & rated 85 points: Over extracted fruit bomb. Drank on NYE. FAIR. (3028 views)
 Tasted by manny651 on 12/25/2013 & rated 89 points: 2hr decant brings out more depth. Very smooth. (2541 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 11/24/2013 & rated 87 points: Certainly a reasonable option for the money but just OK. (3202 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. (3108 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. (2590 views)
 Tasted by Babartel on 9/22/2013 & rated 95 points: We always love this cab! (3490 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. (3286 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. (3344 views)
 Tasted by purpleteeeth on 7/25/2013 & rated 88 points: Got better with an hour of air. Tart and lots of blue fruit. Good Party wine and solid QPR. (3744 views)
 Tasted by g & t on 7/21/2013 & rated 89 points: Plums, raisin, cabernet-chocolate. No tannins. Smooth. A crowd-pleaser for sure! (3474 views)
 Tasted by BigTex22 on 7/14/2013 & rated 85 points: Very tart and some tannins on the back end. Had with filet, shrimp, potatoes, and broccoli salad. I have 2 more bottles - hope this better integrates over time, but not counting on it. Better $20 cabs out there. FAIR. (3096 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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California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Coast

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

Set apart by unique climate and geography, Paso Robles Wine Country provides prime growing conditions for more than 40 varietals planted over 26,000 acres of vineyards. More than 170 wineries craft this fruit into premium wines, gaining recognition around the world. The fruit, the wines and the distinct environment have quickly made Paso Robles California's third largest and fastest growing wine region.

 
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