La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc

9.215 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.0

Day 6 of social distancing. Paired it with the movie The Good Liar. Ron wanted something from South America and not Pinot. Tried to convince him we were drinking a Malbec. Obviously not a Good Liar!

Day 6 of social distancing. Paired it with the movie The Good Liar. Ron wanted something from South America and not Pinot. Tried to convince him we were drinking a Malbec. Obviously not a Good Liar!

Mar 20th, 2020
Karen Larson

Super Delicious! Best nose followed by amazing smooth huckleberry and pepper on pallet

Super Delicious! Best nose followed by amazing smooth huckleberry and pepper on pallet

Apr 23rd, 2021
Michael Seely

Mr Roth always insists on the essential nature of Cab Franc, it’s place in the world being nearly perfect. Good extraction, complete fruit on palette. Actually had it with Jory’s version of razor clams on black rossetto.....cold fresh English pea soup infused with local lump crab.

Mr Roth always insists on the essential nature of Cab Franc, it’s place in the world being nearly perfect. Good extraction, complete fruit on palette. Actually had it with Jory’s version of razor clams on black rossetto.....cold fresh English pea soup infused with local lump crab.

Jul 7th, 2020
Cheri Coyle

Brought with us. Deep notes on the nose. nice.

Brought with us. Deep notes on the nose. nice.

Mar 8th, 2020
Chad Brewer

Just one of the best California wines

Just one of the best California wines

Aug 16th, 2019
Ed Vertatschitsch

2015 vintage - probably will improve with a few years in the cellar, but still very good already. Paired with a ribeye steak and Kenny G.

2015 vintage - probably will improve with a few years in the cellar, but still very good already. Paired with a ribeye steak and Kenny G.

Jan 1st, 2019
Peter Handel

So good! Fantastic structure, strong tannins that developed with air. Nose took some time to open up, but was glorious.

So good! Fantastic structure, strong tannins that developed with air. Nose took some time to open up, but was glorious.

Nov 25th, 2018
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this 2 years ago

Stephen had this 2 years ago

May 28th, 2019
Mark Cochard

Sommelier phillywine.com, Chaddsford Winery

9.3

Mark had this 2 years ago

Mark had this 2 years ago

Apr 4th, 2019
Joe M
9.2

Joe had this a month ago

Joe had this a month ago

Aug 23rd, 2021