Red

2010 Justin Vineyards & Winery Focus

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Cuellarstyle Likes this wine: (89 points)

    May 11, 2015 - Wine Spectator gave this vintage a 93 score. Im giving it a 89. Tons of fruit. their previous vintages and even the 2011 was fantastic, I just don't see it being a 93. A good wine, but not worth the price. I would spend 35 on this particular vintage. If you feel that I am wrong, then try having other Sryah's against it...you might change your mine. Tonight I also opened a 2011 Relentless from Shafer. I will be giving this a a score of 90-91.

  • tp096255 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 1, 2015 - I really like this one from nose to finish. It's very fruit-forward and has a pleasant level of perceived "sweetness" all around, though its bone dry. I like the black berry tones in front, tempered by some nice licorice and hints of dried beef. Mouth is rich, round and supple. Finish brings in some nice herbal characteristics, but the fruit keeps it's place front and center.

    I can enjoy this on its own or with food. Good stuff and just gave it about 1 hour decant. Enjoy for several more years at it seems youthful.

  • ajm2573 wrote: (94 points)

    December 25, 2014 - Dark fruit and caramel on the nose, jammy with silky tannins and medium finish.

  • Power Forward Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 6, 2014 - Decanted about 2 hr. Full body. Depth increases with time in the glass (abt 1 hr for 2nd glass). Transitions from raspberry to blackberry and spice.

  • gfm10 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 12, 2014 - Fully body Syrah. Lots of dark fruits and some heat. Fully body. Decanted for about an hour.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

    (Justin Vineyards Proprietary Red Focus Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Justin Vineyards & Winery
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Focus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 261 (64%)
  • Consumed 144 (36%)

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