Saturday, June 30, 2012

2001 Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)

This got old since I last had it. Candied cherries on the nose. Palate has some dull red fruits (muted?). From the last time I had this (4 years back +/-) This had gone to a different side and has become a Bordeaux lovers wine. Probably a good thing if you were not me. Hints of chalkiness and sassafras with red raspberries, red cherries and pomegranate. Some tea leaf and worn leather are in there too. Balance slightly lopsided toward heat. Finish holds true. I have had this no less than 5 times before and this certainly shows a horse of a different color today. Too bad. Drink up.  87 pts