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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 24 
ProducerJustin Vineyards & Winery (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationPaso Robles
UPC Code733952997103

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2018 (based on 13 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.2 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 254 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 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! (1049 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. (1872 views)
 Tasted by PSMB on 3/27/2014 & rated 90 points: Nice (2050 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. (2681 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. (3450 views)
 Tasted by BigTex22 on 1/1/2014 & rated 85 points: Over extracted fruit bomb. Drank on NYE. FAIR. (2805 views)
 Tasted by manny651 on 12/25/2013 & rated 89 points: 2hr decant brings out more depth. Very smooth. (2336 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 11/24/2013 & rated 87 points: Certainly a reasonable option for the money but just OK. (2986 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. (2880 views)
 Tasted by r4bull 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. (2400 views)
 Tasted by Babartel on 9/22/2013 & rated 95 points: We always love this cab! (3274 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. (3109 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. (3169 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. (3565 views)
 Tasted by g & t on 7/21/2013 & rated 89 points: Plums, raisin, cabernet-chocolate. No tannins. Smooth. A crowd-pleaser for sure! (3286 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. (2887 views)
 Tasted by Dale.riedel on 7/8/2013 & rated 90 points: Very good for the price. Opened up after an hour or so. (2823 views)
 Tasted by Zinlady on 7/6/2013 & rated 89 points: Had with pizza and lasagna and it was so good. Not big. Nice nose. Balanced Good body. (2607 views)
 Tasted by kingcanute99 on 6/25/2013 & rated 89 points: Straightforwardly delicious - lots of red berries and acidity, well balanced by wood and alcohol. Big but not too much, tasty and delicious. Not a ton of complexity and I don't expect it to be vastly different with time. Wine for drinking - and ready young. (2508 views)
 Tasted by wineismylife on 6/21/2013 & rated 89 points: WIML89

Tasted non blind with dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries and cherries that carries straight through to the palate. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over then next handful of years. I don't see this as a long lived wine. (2430 views)
 Tasted by Decanthor on 6/21/2013 & rated 89 points: PnP, no need to decant. Wonderful fruity nose makes an immediate impression. Very smooth and round on the palate with mixed dark berries. Not overly complex, but it is delicious and varietally correct. Pleased everyone at the table and paired well with our steaks. (2472 views)
 Tasted by GlassHalfFull on 6/18/2013 & rated 88 points: A little hot and a little simple, but a nice nose and deep cab fruit flavors at this price. (2335 views)
 Tasted by cbauer135 on 6/17/2013 & rated 90 points: - Garnet color. (2215 views)
 Tasted by ichiballs on 6/17/2013 & rated 88 points: Decent QPR, good reliable everyday wine (2344 views)
 Tasted by SpoochMan on 6/8/2013 & rated 88 points: Consistent with previous notes. Very solid cab with varietal character for $20. Good value. Can drink or hold a few years. (2322 views)
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i-WineReview.com, Paso Robles (6/27/2012)
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By Josh Raynolds
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November/December 2012, Issue #165
(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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