La Jota Vineyard Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
54 Ratings
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54 Ratings
La Jota Vineyard Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

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

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

Expert Reviews
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  • 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...
  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage)