La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2639 ratings
9.2119 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Cody Short

I’ve had these many times and always enjoyable. Showing well with some air but will get better

I’ve had these many times and always enjoyable. Showing well with some air but will get better

Aug 19th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, vanilla, black cherry, cassis, plum, mocha, oak and eucalyptus. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, vanilla, black cherry, cassis, plum, mocha, oak and eucalyptus. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

Jan 24th, 2018
Jared Cocke

Proof that vintages on the floor of Napa do not represent vintages on the mountain appellations. Luscious tannins and firm acidity drive home a hammer of a wine. Chris Carpenter knows his stuff. Drink now but wait 3-5 years for a softer profile.

Proof that vintages on the floor of Napa do not represent vintages on the mountain appellations. Luscious tannins and firm acidity drive home a hammer of a wine. Chris Carpenter knows his stuff. Drink now but wait 3-5 years for a softer profile.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Christopher Strieter

Co-Founder, Senses Wines

8.7

La Jota 2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet

La Jota 2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet

2 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Mono Head

The first serving of this wine I gave it an 8.5. It was after the second tasting that I gave it a 9. Full body fruit forward. Well balanced. Good but not great. $85

The first serving of this wine I gave it an 8.5. It was after the second tasting that I gave it a 9. Full body fruit forward. Well balanced. Good but not great. $85

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2016
Patrick Sullivan

Western Mountain Regional manager estates division of Jackson Family Wines

8.8

Fruit is pretty much gone but the tannins and acid are still prevalent. Beautiful nose that would throw you off for old world perhaps Italy. Delicious

Fruit is pretty much gone but the tannins and acid are still prevalent. Beautiful nose that would throw you off for old world perhaps Italy. Delicious

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep purplish red. Layered with dark mountain berries and baking spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Restrained with gravel, black cherries, dusty and dark cocoa. Long finish. Drink till 2034.
Will revisit tomorrow.

Deep purplish red. Layered with dark mountain berries and baking spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Restrained with gravel, black cherries, dusty and dark cocoa. Long finish. Drink till 2034.
Will revisit tomorrow.

Jun 8th, 2017
Dan Thomas

Delicious bright fruit lush palate. I don't think a long time aged but very easy to appreciate right now

Delicious bright fruit lush palate. I don't think a long time aged but very easy to appreciate right now

Apr 5th, 2017
Shay A
9.3

Howell Mountain wines are some of my favorites, and this will be no different...in 5-7 years. Extremely sweet and dense already, the plum and sweet herb notes need time to balance out.

Howell Mountain wines are some of my favorites, and this will be no different...in 5-7 years. Extremely sweet and dense already, the plum and sweet herb notes need time to balance out.

Oct 12th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Tasted this alongside the Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder. Both incredible wines but this one just had a bit more of a punch to it. Dark ruby purplish red. Insanely tight to start on the nose with some raspberries. Developed some earthy tones like truffles and mushrooms with a few hours in the glass. Not as fruity as the Mt. Brave and pretty tight with some austere mountain berries. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Definitely needs some time to fully balance out. Long and dry finish. Very impressive and everything coats the glass. Drink from 2017 till 2036.

Tasted this alongside the Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder. Both incredible wines but this one just had a bit more of a punch to it. Dark ruby purplish red. Insanely tight to start on the nose with some raspberries. Developed some earthy tones like truffles and mushrooms with a few hours in the glass. Not as fruity as the Mt. Brave and pretty tight with some austere mountain berries. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Definitely needs some time to fully balance out. Long and dry finish. Very impressive and everything coats the glass. Drink from 2017 till 2036.

Oct 11th, 2016