The 2014 Juslyn “Perry’s Blend” has it all. It’s primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and has an enviable track record: 10 vintages have scored 90 and up in The Wine Advocate, with 2 vintages (the 2005 and 2009) scoring 95.
“Perry’s” has exactly the kind of juicy, red-fruited, forward, personality we look for in mountain Cabernet. And because this vintage is flying so deep under the radar (we’re the only place you can find it other than the winery), we were able to secure a flabbergasting price on this gem. At a price this juicy, this will be gone in flash. Act accordingly! A case of this one is a sincere no-brainer.
Ever noticed how Spring Mountain is an enclave for British expatriates? Peter Newton founded Newton Vineyard in 1977, Philip Togni followed soon after in 1981, and Juslyn Vineyards was created in 1997 by Perry and Carolyn Butler, both originally from England. Could it have something to do with the structure and balance that comes from Spring Mountain grapes? Wines from good years in this AVA are spectacularly long-lived – 10-25 years from a good producer are typically no problem. And Brits do love old wine.
Structure and age-ability are one thing, but sex appeal is also a requirement, at least in our households. Juslyn Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has exactly the kind of juicy, forward, beckoning personality we look for in mountain Cabernet. And because it’s flying so deep under the radar, it’s an exceedingly fair price for the quality.