La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2602 ratings
9.2114 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
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
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
Adam Dromi

Very cool. Showing beautifully. Still has some good fruit, but tech developed characters are staring to take over.

Very cool. Showing beautifully. Still has some good fruit, but tech developed characters are staring to take over.

Apr 13th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

Tried for third time with this Awesome Vintage! Life does not get any better!! CB 95+

Tried for third time with this Awesome Vintage! Life does not get any better!! CB 95+

Mar 24th, 2016