La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
53 Ratings
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53 Ratings
La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Gorgeous aromas of blackberry tart, vanilla and oak lead to strong, rich fruity flavors of cherries and blackberries. So ripe, it finishes almost sweet. Rich in tannins, and compelling for its depth and harmony.

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    drank on April 3, 2012 bit of a sour start but beautiful finish full body lots of taste good nose on it little bit of alcohol with earth and berrys me & Sheila both liked it also had with food was very good 8.5-9, but not great value

    9 months
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) Strident ripeness and intense oak are the two legs upon which this bottling is somewhat perilously balanced, and convincing Cabernet character never quite comes into play. Fairly rich, but also tannic, tangy and shot through with peculiar suggestions of dill, the wine is more enigma than solid success and its future is far from certain.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1998 Vintage) Napa Valley. Ever one of the chunkier, more sinewy Cabernets to be had, La Jota's premier bottling again comes up as one of the bigger wines in the crowd. Its complex aromas of toast, milk chocolate and tobacco are echoed in kind by its broad, highly extracted flavors, but its blustery tongue-curing tannins are the sort that will take years to resolve. Only the patient should find room in their cellars for this one as it will not reach its peak for a decade or more.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/95
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1984 Vintage) Here is a wine that will test one's preferences. It is without any doubt full of character and built with muscles that ripple even in what is clearly the beginnings of its middle age. Nowhere does it sport the elegance of the Beringer or Spottwoode wines tasted with it, but its broad shoulders and deep, impressively alive aromas and flavors mark it as one that will keep itself in good stead for ten years or more. Its evident astringency cannot be ignored, but it is a finer-grained grape tannin ra...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage)