Justin Isosceles 2014
Appearance: Bright, dense ruby purple core lightening toward the rim with thick, slow, mod- erately stained tears. Aroma: Intense aromas of ripe black cherry, black currant, vanilla, cinnamon and black licorice with dried herbs, cocoa, violets and toasted oak. Palate: Dry, full-bodied and very complex with rich ripe black fruit and baking spice on the entry, with anise, purple owers and chocolate on the mid-palate, joined by emerging chewy tannins into the fresh, balanced nish, which is very long with sustained fruit and layers of evolving sweet spice. The palate of the 2014 Isosceles is very open right now for such a cellar-worthy wine, and is an outstanding pairing with a classic prime rib or barbecue brisket. After a few years it will be perfect with more complex dishes like a ragout of veal or lamb served with fresh pasta.