Classic Justin offering. Solid new world, fruit-forward, dark jam smear with smooth menthol and dusting tannins. A bit of heat on the nose that continues onto the palate and finish. Probably could do with more than an hour decant. Chewy finish concludes an overall good mouth-feel. I thought the ten-year mark would be sufficient- probably right, but would like sip again in another three to five. May always have a soft spot for this producer, will miss this one, it is the last.
These Reserve Cabs are my favorite bottling from Justin and this did not disappoint. This bottle still had the big black fruit on the nose and palate. The tannins were silky smooth and the wine was drinking great from start to finish. Sadly, my last bottle of this vintage.
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