This Justin 2005 Isosceles Reviews

I reviewed this wine way back in March 2008. Ha! See! These were my thoughts (see below) and impressions far before any of these accolades were laid upon this wine. Just goes to show even someone with an "un-trained" palate can be discerning, without all the fancy pedigrees normally associated with the tasting and scoring community! Opps, but what do I know I am not a professional. I am just a guy who knows a great bottle of wine when he drinks one. If you've missed my previous review about this wine here is a snippet!
NY Strip Loin Short Rib Hash Red Wine Demi Glace 2005 Justin 'Isosceles' Red Wine (orginally posted 04/07/08)

I really not a fan of Bordeaux stylistic wines per se, but this wine was quite good and I gave it 87 pt's . The legs on this muscular wine were amazing and spoke to my palate most eloquently, with cassis, cherry , and boysenberry.. which paired excellently with the NY Strp Lion and accompanying short rib hash and RW Demi glace.. The nose was initially a little smokey and difused, but then the aromas of chocolate and cassis wafted from the glass as I swirled, sniffed and sipped what was a very complex and well put together wine which will reward with some careful years of cellaring..! Highly recommended.
In the glass the color was deep hues of brooding and intense blueberry and dark cherry intermingled... priced @ $54.00 each a little pricey but I did secure a couple.

92 Points Wine Spectator - June 2008 Smooth, rich, elegant and refined, with a tight, sleek focus on ripe, vibrant, even juicy red currant, black cherry and wild berry flavors that are impeccably balanced, ending with a long, complex finish that keeps the fruity flavors reverberating. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2015.—J.L.

Top Ten Wines - Frank Mangio – A Taste of Wine – July 2008 Gold Medal - 2008 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition - June 2008Trophy Winner!

Top USA Red Bordeaux Blend - 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - June 2008 "The most influential wine competition in the world." (The Best Wine of all USA Gold Medal Winners! The only American blend to win a trophy!)


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