A Communal Dining Experience

An Exclusive Dinner with the Founder of JUSTIN Wine -

For wine lovers, this dinner is not to be missed

Founder, Justin Baldwin will go over the winery background and history, discussing being a pioneer of the wine-making region in Paso Robles, California. He will talk about each wine in between the courses and explain how they pair with the menu. Featuring the following wines:

2014 Isosceles Reserve
ISOSCELES Reserve is built upon the exceptional quality and character of the Bordeaux grape varieties grown in Paso Robles. Each year, we draw from the most distinctive barrels from the top lots of each variety to decide the final blend for this outstanding wine. Impressive in its youth, ISOSCELES Reserve will cellar nicely, gaining new layers of complexity, revealing the wine’s true potential over time.

2016 Overlook Chardonnay
The 2016 Overlook Chardonnay was sourced from 16 premium Sonoma County vineyards that represent some of the best that the vintage had to offer. Greg Stach’s expertise selecting the finest sites and our grower partner’s excellent viticultural practices provided us with extraordinary fruit from such distinguished cool climate appellations as the Russian River Valley, Petaluma Gap and Sonoma Carneros. All of our wine grapes for this Overlook Chardonnay bottling were hand harvested at night and delivered to the winery early in the morning to retain fruit temperature, character and integrity. The fruit was then hand sorted and fermented with native yeasts.

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Our Sauvignon Blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils in the Central Coast that range from the cool, limestone laden Templeton Gap area to the warmer, sandy, river-influenced eastern regions. We’ve combined sauvignon blanc from vineyards in these unique areas to give our JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc a full palate of tropical and citrus fruits with a hint of fresh herbs balanced by a crisp, refreshing mineral structure. The result is a wine that is both a refreshing summer aperitif, as well as a perfect food pairing wine for an amazing range of cheeses, seafood or light dining options, such as appetizers or tapas.

2014 Justification
With JUSTIFICATION, the Old World meets the New with a blend of cabernet franc and merlot. This wine expresses the spirit of a few right bank Bordeaux producers who highlight cabernet franc with its complex expression of herbs, red fruit and elegant structure, only with a Paso Robles twist of full, mature fruit. A versatile pairing wine to a wide range of foods, JUSTIFICATION is perfect for a romantic dinner in front of a crackling fire or a summer’s evening BBQ.

About Justin Baldwin, Founder
Inspired by the First Growth wines on the Left Bank region of Bordeaux, most notably Chateau Margaux, Justin Baldwin began his career in the wine industry in 1981. After an extensive land search, Justin was drawn to a parcel of land high up in the mountains west of Paso Robles. There, Baldwin found a combination of ancient calcareous soils, elevation to assist in achieving full ripeness on the vine and a stunning setting to settle his family and pursue his dream.

Baldwin purchased the 160 acre parcel and immediately planted three of the five principal Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. In 1987, grapes from the estate resulted in the first wine homage to Margaux, a wine that would later become ISOSCELES. Today ISOSCELES is over 25 years old and remains the flagship wine of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery and best defines our wine making philosophy.

When Baldwin first planted Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the Santa Lucia Mountains, Paso Robles was not even on the wine lover’s map. Since JUSTIN’s founding, Paso Robles has experienced a true renaissance and attracted dozens of world-class winemakers seeking a similar dream. Now, 35 years later, JUSTIN is recognized as the pioneer of award-winning Bordeaux-style wines on California’s Central Coast.

To learn more please visit www.justinwine.com.