This is our Justin Cabernet Sauvignon review.
Are you after a great bottle that offers bold flavors, layers of complexity, and smooth tannins?
It currently features in Best wines between $20 and $40 right now in Vivino for the 2018 vintage.
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Justin Cabernet Sauvignon review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
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Justin Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its color?
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep ruby color with slow-falling legs.
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Justin Cabernet Sauvignon review: What are the flavors?
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
On the nose, ripe black cherry, black currant, blackberry, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, and licorice aromas.
On the palate, it’s a round full-body wine with medium acidity and flavors of ripe black fruit, cassis, berries, vanilla, tobacco, and a finish of spice, and licorice.
Is Justin Cabernet Sauvignon wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Justin Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon review: Which food pairs well with it?
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold wine with intense flavors, as such, we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are pasta with veal ragu, lasagna, grilled vegetables, onion, and mushroom to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from veal, beef, stew, lamb, pulled-pork burger, and poultry for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are hard and blue cheeses like Pecorino and Gorgonzola.
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its alcohol content?
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon wine’s alcohol content is 15%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Justin Cabernet Sauvignon wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is the Justin brand?
Here is an extract from the Justin website itself:
“At JUSTIN, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology.
For example, the “Air Knife”, an ingenious New World process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency.
Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers—some of the best in the business—gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend, and decide what goes into every bottle.”
This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon bottle that for around ~$30 offers a good value for your money.
It currently features in Best wines between $20 and $40 right now in Vivino for the 2018 vintage and for a good reason!
Ripe black fruit, cassis, vanilla, tobacco, and a finish of spice, and licorice will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with agnolotti mushroom, roasted vegetables, pull-porked burger, or Pecorino cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!