85 Ratings
La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Selection

Wine Details

Wine Description

(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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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Medium ruby-red. Somewhat diffuse aromas of red berries and green olive; faint whiff of varnish. Juicy but lean in the mouth, with modest depth and richness. Shows a note of lead pencil. Not quite enough extract to buffer the tannins, which gives the finish a dry edge.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-99
  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (1985 Vintage)