La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2845 ratings
9.2163 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cody Short

Another fantastic 1990. So youthful and one of my favorite wines of the evening

Another fantastic 1990. So youthful and one of my favorite wines of the evening

Sep 30th, 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
Jake Hajer

Nose was gone and old with salty olives, but full and dark in the mouth.

Nose was gone and old with salty olives, but full and dark in the mouth.

Dec 16th, 2017
Erik Ackerman

Epic and still has legs

Epic and still has legs

Jul 21st, 2017
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
Andrea

Opened up nicely after decanted

Opened up nicely after decanted

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Evelyn Ignatow

Owner, Hyde Park Gourmet Food & Wine

9.2

Beautiful and graceful. Hard to believe this wine is twenty one years old. Tasted with Larry O'Brien MS

Beautiful and graceful. Hard to believe this wine is twenty one years old. Tasted with Larry O'Brien MS

Sep 29th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

1983 drinking like a champ! Super tight at the table so we took it home and came back to it he next day. Warmed timber, dried oak leaves, craisin and tea on the nose. Drinking with brilliant tannin and sharp acidity. Bordeaux-esque in all of the right places. High five.

1983 drinking like a champ! Super tight at the table so we took it home and came back to it he next day. Warmed timber, dried oak leaves, craisin and tea on the nose. Drinking with brilliant tannin and sharp acidity. Bordeaux-esque in all of the right places. High five.

Jun 29th, 2016
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.3

Still robust, showing good fruit and tannin, mature flavors are starting to emerge. Howell mountain is magical. I could see this wine going another 5-7 years.

Still robust, showing good fruit and tannin, mature flavors are starting to emerge. Howell mountain is magical. I could see this wine going another 5-7 years.

Feb 4th, 2016
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.4

At nearly 30 years old, this wine was holding up surprisingly well. Dried red fruit, leather, and good acidity. My Dad gave me this bottle for my 12th birthday and it's amazing that it has lasted so long, and was still very enjoyable.

At nearly 30 years old, this wine was holding up surprisingly well. Dried red fruit, leather, and good acidity. My Dad gave me this bottle for my 12th birthday and it's amazing that it has lasted so long, and was still very enjoyable.

Dec 25th, 2015