Inspired by classic French Right Bank Bordeaux wines, this blend of cabernet franc and merlot showcases the bold, distinctive terroir of Paso Robles with full, bright fruit.
COLOR: Deep ruby core going to a lighter, more purple rim with full tears that show moderate staining on the glass.
AROMA: Aromatic with ripe blackcurrant, sweet black and red cherry fruit, baking spice, licorice, cocoa accented with attractive pencil shaving, and camphor notes.
PALATE: Full bodied, with black and red currant and cherry fruit, and attractive vanilla and cinnamon spice on entry and savory, smoky dried herbs with chocolate and cedar accents appearing in mid-palate. The texture of the wine is very clean and crisp with woody notes, bright cherry fruit and balancing tannins that focus the wine through its long, complex finish.
FOOD PAIRING: The 2014 JUSTIFICATION is an elegant, beautifully balanced and complex wine that respects dishes that might be overpowered by a deeper, richer wines like veal with a morel cream sauce, or pork tenderloin with an herbed berry reduction.
55% Cabernet Franc 45% Merlot
Barrel aged for 21 months in 100% French oak (50% new)