WINES OF THE WEEK
10.16 - 10.22
AVAILABLE TO SAMPLE AT OUR FOOTHILL RD & 4TH STREET LOCATIONS
SALE $49.99 WINERY $72
For more than 25 vintages, Isosceles has been Justin's flagship wine and quality benchmark for this style of wine here on the Central Coast of California. A blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon supported by Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the 2014 Isosceles is a perfect example of what makes Paso Robles such a great place to grow these varieties. The 2014 Isosceles is exceptionally approachable early on with generous black fruit, spice and balanced textures, but ultimately structured to last for years in your cellar.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
SALE $29.99 WINERY $40
92pts Wine Enthusiast-Coming from a warm vintage in a hot region, this wine brings light aromas of mineral and red and black fruit along with a barrel-spice top note. The black-cherry flavors are lush, full and palate coating, supported by firm tannins. It's high on the delicious scale.
91pts The Wine Advocate-Not far behind the more expensive Grand Passage cuvee, the 2014 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the balance Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Notes of black raspberries, cassis, black cherries, licorice and graphite all emerge from this perfumed, complex and elegant red that has medium to full-bodied richness and a clean, classy finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
Deux Chevaux Vineyard
SALE $34.99 WINERY $65
This sensational blend has a strong core of Cabernet Sauvignon at 76%, perfectly complemented by Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The 2013 possesses a velvety richness littered with notions of white chocolate, sweet blackberries, white flowers, espresso and toffee notes. If you tasted this wine blind you might think you're tasting a $100 Yountville Cab.
Red Blend 2016
OUR PRICE $19.99 WINERY $30
92pts Robert Parker-Composed of 27%Syrah, 19% Zinfandel and 54% Petite Sirah, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Pessimist delivers a gregarious nose of ripe black cherries, blackberries and blueberries plus notions of Chinese five spice, mocha and raspberries. Full-bodied, voluptuous, soft and plush, it packs in the fruit cake and exotic spices, finishing with great length.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
SALE $29.99 WINERY $46
This is direct and charming given the size and density, but the supple texture makes the core of currant, blackberry, graphite and licorice easier to warm up to. Features a tannic backbone alongside a measure of grace and finesse.