The SAVANT is a distinctive blend that harmonizes the unique qualities of syrah and cabernet sauvignon, the two preeminent red grape varieties cultivated in Paso Robles. This wine embodies the renowned depth and complexity characteristic of Paso, all while maintaining the refined and food-friendly signature of JUSTIN. Offering a rich profile with fully ripe black fruit, spice, and smoky, meaty nuances, it appeals to aficionados of robust wines while maintaining an elegant demeanor suitable for various culinary pairings.
Presenting a bright purple-ruby core that gently lightens at the rim, the wine exhibits thick, heavy tears on the glass. The aromatic experience is marked by ripe plum, fresh mission fig, black currant fruit, and a medley of notes such as vanilla, tobacco leaf, dried violet flower, cinnamon, clove, and eucalyptus bark—all complemented by oak. Upon tasting, the full-bodied entry reveals very ripe black and blue fruits, including boysenberry, blackberry, and black cherry. The midpalate exudes robustness with savory elements of black olive, cured meat, dried sage, and autumn leaves, surrounded by well-balanced, moderate-plus tannins. The long finish leaves a lasting impression of persistent fruit, accompanied by notes of vanilla, baking spice, black tea, and toasted oak.
SAVANT is a bold, mouth-filling wine that strikes a balance between ripe fruit and savory complexities. It pairs exceptionally well with dishes such as grilled hanger steak with chimichurri sauce, game meats like venison and wild boar, or grilled salmon.