Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Paso Robles, California
The 2017 Justin Cabernet is aromatic with ripe black and red cherry, blackcurrant and berry fruit, baking spice and sweet tobacco with red and black licorice, oak, cocoa and subtle camphor notes. The palate is dry and full-bodied, with baking spice and oak accents on entry giving way to ripe black cherry, cassis and red fruit and ultimately dried autumn leaf, cocoa and a pleasant suggestion of camphor on the mid-palate into the finish. The finish is fresh and moderately long, showing lingering cherry and berry notes with oak and barrel spice nicely supported by fine, balanced tannins.
Pair with artisanal cheese and charcuterie, a beef dip steak sandwich, or steak frites.