Today we’re tasting a new vintage of a consistent winner, the Justin Cabernet from Paso Robles.
Not only are we huge fans of wines from Paso Robles because they just seem to always overdeliver, we love this base level Justin as a go to winner under $20.
They also make a delicious Bordeaux blend called Justin Isosceles that we highly recommend. That one will set you back about $80, but it also is worth every penny when you want something a little more special.
Costco’s price on this Justin Cabernet isn’t really discounted at all. You can find this bottle for $20 almost everywhere. We are glad to see it staying at that $20 level, because it drinks like a wine that could cost 2X that.
As we taste this 2019 vintage, it is immediately very familiar to the 2017 vintage that we last reviewed back in May of 2020 (we also reviewed the 2016 vintage in 2018). This is a great wine once again.
It is a dark ruby on the pour with dark fruit and spice on the nose; flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum; good depth, herbal notes, full in body and lasting in the finish. Just classic Paso Robles Cab.
We’re going to keep our rating the same at 90 points and keep this wine on our recommended wine list. Still love this one.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 197907
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)
Wednesday 15th of February 2023
$28 yesterday in Memphis.
Daniel W Schweiker
Wednesday 1st of February 2023
You should try their Isosceles reserve sometime. We bought some when we blended to their wine club. One of the best wines I have ever had.
Tuesday 31st of January 2023
It's $23.99 here in Northern CA. Justin is usually a good bet.
Wednesday 8th of February 2023
@Lisa, yes!down here in So. CAL Too! That's about a 3 dollar savings...
Saturday 28th of January 2023
I was once a member of Justin, a lovely winery with great wines. Once they sold to Fiji Waters, the quality went down hill. Cancelled our membership and haven't revisited since. Maybe time to try again based on your review.
So many other great wineries in Paso like L'Aventure, Law, Torrin, Nicora to name a few.