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August 27, 2014

Justin Vineyards have received accolades for their wines over the past three decades years in Central California where they have been perfecting Bordeaux style wines since 1981. Rich in limestone, the soil of Paso Robles produces grapes with intense flavor and great structure, making it a perfect location for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery.

This Month's Connoisseur Club Selection will offer several of their outstanding red wines. Their Signature Wine series includes Isosceles and Justification , rare wines with high international ratings.

At the Gold Level we are sending out the Justin Isosceles rated a 90 by Decanter Magazine, England's finest wine publication, Also the Gold members will received a bottle of the Justification, a predominately cabernet sauvignon blend.

At the Silver Level members will be receiving a bottle of the Justification and of the regular bottling of the Paso Robles Cabernet. The Justification just received 90 points and a Gold Medal at the International Wine Competition.

And the Bronze members will receive a bottle of the Paso Robles cabernet and the Justin Sauvignon Blanc, both outstanding wines for drinking this year !

Justin is a wonderful artisan winery where quality not total production is paramount.  In the end, sipping a glass of Justin red is reminiscent of sipping a glass of classified Bordeaux....and a third of the price !  cheers

Some end of Summer thoughts....
August 16, 2014

 Maybe not for Labor day...but perhaps.
How about trying something different ?
Lemony risotto and seared scallops sound great to me right now....its not quite as warm as it has been...some light comfort food, served outside in late August when there is just the hint of Fall in the air..and the Browns have Beaten the Steelers in a lopsided victory !

The risotto takes a bit of effort...about 1/2 hour of slow stirring...but, after that second (3rd?) glass of vino time is moving by effortlessly.
The recipe can be found at  
for the recipe......

for the searing....Alton Brown...

for the wine...shaker wines and spirits !!!  I would suggest a nice crisp fume blanc or Alsatian Riesling.  

Now dessert....???

August Connoisseur Club Selection
August 4, 2014

We are please to offer this month's wine selection from a esteemed vineyard from Italy, The Allegrini Family of wines.

Since the 16th century the Allegrini family has been making wines in the Valpollicella near Verona.
Today they are known for the regional reds, Amarone, La Pojy, La Grola, and Palazzo della Torre.

Recently they have acquired property in Tuscany in the prestigious  Bolgheri region and have started to produce wines made up of Vermentino, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvigon grape varieties.

This month's offerings are Gold: Allegrini Amarone and la Grola, an unusual wine in that it is made up of Corvino 80%, Oseleta 10%, Syrah 10%. Delightful !

At the Silver Level you will receive the Amarone, one of the premier  red wines produced in Italy. Not overly full bodied, this is a great wine with risotto, veal, or a creamy slightly salty cheese like Gorgonzola.

Finally at the Bronze level you will receive a bottle of La Grola and our most popular Italian red..the Palazzo della Torre.  We call this wine our "Baby Amarone" because it has some of the characteristics of the Amarone, so you get an idea of what the big brother might taste like.

August is a great month for grilling out, and, dare I say, the beginning of f**tball.  Sit back and enjoy these lovely reminders of the winemaker's art.

And don't worry...once you have finished them, we have more !!!

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Wine of the Day

1981 Justin Baldwin purchases 160 acres in Paso Robles, with the aim of crafting wines that belong in the company of the finest in the world.  1986 Justin produces his first cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay wines, making them available only to friends. The first wine to bear the JUSTIN label, a cabernet sauvignon, is released.   1986 Justin produces his first cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay wines, making them available only to friends. The first wine to bear the JUSTIN label, a cabernet sauvignon, is released. 1987 The first vintage of JUSTIN Reserve - a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot - is released. Later renamed ISOSCELES, it was created to emulate the iconic "Left Bank" wines of Bordeaux. 2000 Wine Spectator ranks the 1997 ISOSCELES the 6th-best wine in the world in their annual ranking of the top 100 wines.

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