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by Winemaker Scott Shirley Justin’s 18th Annual Wine Society gala was held August 2nd; it is always fun to see familiar faces return each year for this spectacular event. Guests were entertained with live music, delicious food, and tastes of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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By Paul Kaselionis, Grower Relations & Estate Vineyard Manager This season seems to have flown by as we are already talking about harvest in July. There are other wineries in California picking grapes as early as last week for sparkling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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PASO ROBLES By Chris Jahns, CSW Tasting Room Manager Unlike Bordeaux, Paso Robles is a relatively new winemaking region. The Paso Robles AVA is large, stretching from the Monterey county border in the north to Cuesta Grade in the south... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Tasting Room Manager Chris Jahns and Winery Sommelier and Wine Educator Jim Gerakaris discuss the differences between growing and making Bordeax style wines in the Bordeaux region of France and in Paso Robles, California. Chris and Jim both have backgrounds... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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By Justin Baldwin As we celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of ISOSCELES, I have taken some time to reflect back on experiences that lead me to Paso Robles and to the creation of our propriety blends. In this blog post,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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By Justin Baldwin Twenty-five years ago my dream was for ISOSCELES become an iconic Bordeaux style wine that would grace the wine list of upscale restaurants and be revered by serious wine collectors. I am gratified that today my hope... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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by Lindsay Dodson-Brown, CSW | Assistant Tasting Room Manager Spring has officially arrived at JUSTIN which is also our unofficial start of wedding season. The temperate weather, rolling oak studded hills, and ease of travel to get here make Paso... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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by Vineyard Manager Paul Kaselionis Where did the winter go? It seems like yesterday we were talking about a successful 2013 season. Since we finished harvesting, the crews have been busy. We have pruned all the vines, tied them to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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By Jim Gerakaris, CSW; Winery Sommelier and Wine Educator Making wine gives you a unique perspective on things. It’s an activity that requires you to live with decisions you can only make once a year, and it takes years to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Here's our commonsense approach: DO Work fast! If you act quickly, you have a better chance of recovery! Blot the stain with a clean, absorbent cloth (Think: white dish towel). Then, rinse stain with fresh water. DO NOT Apply heat.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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From planting vines to landing top scores from wine critics, we have been busy making history these past thirty-three years. 1. Justin Baldwin purchased the winery property from actor Gary Conway of Land of the Giants fame in 1981. 2.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Wineries throughout the Paso area celebrated Harvest Wine Weekend, October 18-20. Here at JUSTIN, we opened our doors to hundreds of guests on Saturday and Sunday. We had gorgeous weather both days and many of our guests enjoyed our outdoor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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If you live in California, then you have probably already pulled out your grill - or if you are like me, it never gets put away for the winter. There's nothing more perfect than grilling up a burger on the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Perhaps you appreciate staying in for something a little more intimate on Valentines Day? We have the perfect dinner for you to prepare. You just need to hit the grocery for a few items (listed below). I'd recommend also picking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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After thorough experimentation by our Vineyard Manager Paul Kaselionis, we have decided to switch over three vineyard blocks from the “cordon trained, spur pruned” methods (shown in yesterday’s post’s photos) to “head trained, cane pruned.” The blocks we are converting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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During the late winter months, there is a lot of activity in our vineyards as the vines are pruned and readied to produce top quality fruit that will become JUSTIN wines in the coming vintage. Pruning is the process where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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At this special time of the year, we find ourselves going back to our roots by gathering with family and friends in the celebration of at least one of the cluster of holidays celebrated by various traditions at this time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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By Molly Dow, Viticulturist It can take some time for the typical winter weather to arrive here on the Central Coast, but we welcomed it with open arms in early December. A series of storms ripped through Paso Robles and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Apples? Bananas. What is the first word which comes to mind when I say, “Up?” Down. And “Simple Eukaryote?” Saccharomyces cerevisiae. I learned to associate these words while studying Genetics in college; as a Pre-Med student, I had no idea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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When it comes to wine pairing for that special Thanksgiving meal, everyone goes searching for the perfect wine to pair with turkey. It got to be a white, right? Is it Chardonnay, Viognier, or maybe Sauvignon Blanc? In reality, that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
We have been working hard this harvest. Here's a behind the scene look at what happens on our Crush Pad. All of our grapes are hand harvested. When they arrive at the winery, every lot of grapes get the same... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
We are still deep in harvest here at JUSTIN. We grabbed this quick video of Viticulturist Molly Dow a few days back giving us an update on harvest. She's at one of our Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards in Paso Robles. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Field blends were common before DNA profiling allowed growers to correctly discern whether a vineyard was interplanted to two or more different grape varieties. Zinfandel often shared ground with Petite Sirah or Carignan, and all the fruit was merrily mixed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Visiting the JUSTIN tasting room is a memorable experience for at least three reasons: A) we are located in some of the most beautiful scenery in the California Central Coast (an already stunning area) B) our guest facilities are some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Every time I’m tasked with writing something for JUSTIN there’s always something that compels me to draw a parallel between whatever is the matter at hand and something that happened in my early days at the winery. It may be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog