It's Tuesday so it must be Temple night. To commemorate tonight's gathering I selected a bottle of Justin 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. Justin is a lovely winery in the Paso Robles area and dodging Napa for this Central Coastal area of California was a good choice. From the moment Nick opened the bottle both Sarah and I noticed a fantastic plum aroma. A closer examination brought out hints of cherry and vanilla along with the plum for a fantastic promise of a fruit-forward fun Cab. As the wine opened up a little more I got hints of cocoa and a touch of earthiness that was quite lovely in the mix. On the tongue we were treated to lovely black fruits along with a touch of sweet oakiness, good acidity and smooth tannins combining to create a medium-long finish resulting in a young but very approachable wine. If you think young Cabs are either too harsh or too simple to enjoy I suggest you plop down the $20 or so to get a bottle and try it out.
Number of wines reviewed in 2010: 15