La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
52 Ratings
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52 Ratings
La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) This Cabernet showcases anise and blackberry fruit with notes of pine and toast, combined with great textural length and a lingering nish.

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    WP 86; WE 90, 140 cases.A big, vital, dramatic wine, one of the finest Cab Francs of the vintage. Dazzles with blackberry, black cherry, mocha and spice flavors, wrapped into thick but finely ground tannins, and enriched with smoky oak. Beautiful now and for the next 4–5 years.

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/95
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1985 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1985 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • 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.