Appearance: Clear, gorgeous, pale salmon-onion skin color.
Aroma: Aromatic burst of fruit with strawberry, white cherry, apple, lemon, and ripe
melon notes mixed with white pepper and subtle herbal notes that lend complexity and help show this wine’s cabernet origin.
Palate: Dry, with ripe red fruit later joined by lemon and tart green apple on entry. The mid palate shows great complexity with white pepper and a hint of summer savory
overlaying the full complex fruit. The finish is crisp, full and refreshing with ripe fruit and barely perceivable tannins that provide the perfect canvas on which to paint this wine’s complex mix of flavors. No doubt a pleasure to both red and white wine lovers, the
2013 JUSTIN Rosé simply cannot be beat as the perfect warm weather go-to wine. It’s delicious paired with lemon and herb grilled shrimp, a Greek village salad, or a selection of cheeses at sunset.
The 2013 vintage started with a very dry winter. Spring was warm, dry, and early, turning hot in late May and staying that way through July. The first 10 days of August were cooler and slowed things a bit, but the heat returned and on August 19th, we began harvest making 2013 our fifth earliest harvest start. The reds, including the cabernet sauvignon grapes for this second vintage of JUSTIN Rosé, followed in earnest about three weeks later, allowing us to pick with a perfect balance of ripeness, maturity and acidity.
The 2013 JUSTIN Rosé is pure enjoyment woven from ripe fruit, subtle savory herbal
notes combined with amazing textural elements to provide a memorable wine drinking
moment. Made in a classic Provençal style, it shows the same beautiful color and sunny
complexity of wines made in this style all around the Mediterranean. The important
difference though is that it is made of cabernet sauvignon! Light, refreshing and dry, this
wine will pair fantastically with just about anything you will want to eat this summer. It is a
wine you will want to acquire by-the-case so you can always have one lightly chilled and
on hand for casual sipping or dining!