Wine of the Month




All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability

Justin Vineyards & Winery ~ October Winery of the Month

October 1 - 28, 2014

This idyllic property in Paso Robles was founded in 1981 by Justin and Deborah Baldwin when they planted their 160 acre property to the major Bordeaux varietals. The region's first grapes were planted in 1779 by Franciscan missionaries and today are home to the third highest concentration of wineries in the United States. The emphasis at Justin still rests on producing Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques. Biodynamic farming practices such as composting instead of using synthetic fertilizers, natural pest control utilizing birds of prey to nest in owl boxes on the property and creating water reclamation ponds are constantly monitored. There is true balance in these wines that can be appreciated from both an environmental and out-right hedonistic stand point. The best of both worlds!

Sauvignon Blanc

Reg $16.99 Special $13.99

Truly one of the best Sauvignon Blancs on the market in this price range - Grapefruit, fresh peeled tangerine, pineapple and orange zest aromas abound. Bright with acidity, it segues into a soft, layered mid palate containing Meyer lemon, melon and a touch of herbal character. The finish has a slightly creamy, yet crisp mouth feel perfect for warm days by the pool or summer nights with friends and family. The wine was 100% tank fermented to retain the crisp acidity.

Chardonnay

Reg $20.99 Special $17.99

Aromas of apple, apricot and ripe stone fruit combine with a hint of honey and toasted oak on the nose. The entry is bright and crisp with good acid and flavors of white peach, banana and hints of mineral and toasted almonds. The wine finishes with cinnamon and a touch of spice from the "lees" stirred French oak. The wine was aged "sur lees" in barrel, stirred weekly during its 8 month ageing process. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation, thus retaining its acidity and citrus characteristics.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Reg $29.99 Special $25.99

A bouquet of sweet black and red fruits mingle with vanilla nuances from the American oak. This mouth coating wine is filled with delicious red berry and sweet black plum fruit, with a soft but well-structured, supple finish. Tannins are modest but present in this youthful but approachable red. One of the better produced Cabs hailing from the Paso Robles appellation.

Justification

Reg $49.99 Special $42.99

A "Right Bank Bordeaux" blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, it shows a wonderful texture of soft ripe tannins and acidity. Aromas of currant, leather and cedar segue to the body of red currant, blackberry, cedar and caramel. Slightly dusty tannins from the Cabernet Franc blend perfectly with vibrant fruit from the merlot, making this wine elegant and seamless from start to finish.

Isosceles

Reg $79.99 Special $74.99

The first release of Isosceles was in 1987 and was named for the three classic varietals that make up the blend—Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot-Isosceles remains their flagship wine and the epitome of our winemaking philosophy. Aromatic with ripe black cherry, cassis and a touch of red berry brightness, with toasted vanilla, licorice, and cinnamon spice combined with cedar and subtle smoky cocoa notes. Full bodied with black cherry, black currant, and red berry fruit, with complex spice of vanilla and licorice. The mid-palate shows savory cabernet notes with smoky cedar, chocolate, and continuing ripe black fruit. Perfect with a juicy rib-eye hot off the grill, but equally at home with a ratatouille made with fire-roasted vegetables.