Justin Sauvant 2016
A unique blend that combines the distinctive characteristics of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, the two most highly regarded red grape varieties grown in Paso Robles. The 2016 SAVANT exhibits the depth and complexity that Paso is famous for, while still displaying the elegant, food friendly JUSTIN style. Rich, with full ripe black fruit, spice and smoky meaty elements, it’s a wine that lovers of bold wines will love, while still being classy enough to display exquisite table manners, pairing well with a wide variety of food.
Appearance: Bright, dark purple/ruby core with a black secondary hue, moderate plus viscosity with thick tears showing moderate staining.
Aroma: Richly aromatic with ripe black cherry, cassis with berry jam, vanilla, oak, cracked pepper, smoke, autumn leaf and leather.
Palate: Full bodied with ripe black fruit of cherry, cassis and berry with oak and vanilla elements on the entry with camphor, smoke, leather, black pepper and sweet tobacco on the mid-palate along with pronounced, grippy tannins that continue through the long, fresh finish framed by lingering black fruit.
A great balance of rustic with elegant, this is a bold wine that pairs nicely with highly flavored dishes like grilled sausage or roasted root vegetables but has the elegant texture and balance to accompany a filet mignon served with a mushroom wine sauce.
Varietal Composition: 65% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Paso Robles
Fermentation: Stainless steel closed top tanks with UV43 yeast, twice daily pump overs.
Maturation: Barrel aged for 21 months in 100% French oak (53% new)