Since Justin’s inaugural batch of wine in 1987, they’ve become synonymous with outstanding California wine – particularly their Bordeaux styled blend, Isosceles.
In the beginning it was Justin Baldwin, an investment banker from Los Angeles who purchased 160 acres in Paso Robles and shaped his dream into, well…a dream. (After all, when he began, there were only five wineries in Paso.) He worked the tractors, planted the vines, and nursed the project into not just one of the top wineries in the region, but top wineries globally. (***Pro-tip: if you’re heading to Paso, be sure to check out their on-site inn and restaurant.)
In 2010, Justin sold to the Resnick family and became a brand ambassador. The brand never slipped from being a quality-first wine; and it has appeared on wine lists of nearly every top steakhouse.
- The Resnick’s purchase allowed the winery to invest in purchasing actual vineyards instead of fruit. This has resulted in more quality control and even more consistency in the wine.
- One of the top-rated wines of California, the Isosceles is 79% cabernet, 11% cabernet franc, 10% merlot
- These wines are barrel aged for 21 months, in new French oak
While this wine is cellar worthy to be sure, it shows up ready to impress if you want to enjoy it now. I recommend a thick protein; ideally bone-in New York Strip, rubbed with Ethos coffee, garlic, salt and pepper and just a dash of pink pepper corn.