Saturday, December 19, 2009

Justin 2003 Syrah Paso Robles


i have had this bottle lying for a while and had an occasion that deserved a decent wine. this is the second bottle i have had but the first time i had an opportunity to write about it. the folks at justin are well known for producing some very nice wines. how did this one stack up? the nose had plenty of black cherry, blackberry and pepper notes. also got some nice leather and earth notes. if this was anything like the last bottle i had, it was going to be well worth leaving it lay for a few years. the palate was smooth and very soft, with blackberry, subtle spice notes of pepper, and toasted oak. but the real interesting flavor to come through was the earthy, gamey flavor that i really enjoy in a red. excellent wine with beef stew, pasta, or a hearty barley soup. sells for about $24.

1 comment:

greg and victoria grabner said...

thanks for the rec. i'm looking forward to trying this syrah. we are new to justin. we had a 2006 justification recently and it was too closed up, almost like it was too young to drink. we're thinking about buying another just to store for a few more years ...