La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.393 ratings
9.323 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

This was more elegant than expected. Beautiful notes of cherry vanilla tobacco, baked black cherry pie, plum, and spiced rhubarb aromatics. On the palate, there are red and black fruits, peppercorn, cherry cordial, cherry smoked wood. Less tannic than expected. In a good spot now, so I’m not sure if it’s just a unique drinking window to be this accessible this early (these normally have massive tannins that help these age for 10-15 easy).

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

This was more elegant than expected. Beautiful notes of cherry vanilla tobacco, baked black cherry pie, plum, and spiced rhubarb aromatics. On the palate, there are red and black fruits, peppercorn, cherry cordial, cherry smoked wood. Less tannic than expected. In a good spot now, so I’m not sure if it’s just a unique drinking window to be this accessible this early (these normally have massive tannins that help these age for 10-15 easy).

Dec 28th, 2019
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.2

Every bottle has it's story...

Every bottle has it's story...

Jun 13th, 2014
Bia Rich

❤️❤️❤️

❤️❤️❤️

May 12th, 2014
Patrick Sullivan

Western Mountain Regional manager estates division of Jackson Family Wines

9.9

Seriously one of the best domestic cab francs I've ever had.

Seriously one of the best domestic cab francs I've ever had.

Apr 26th, 2014
Adam Dromi

A great Howell Mountain Cab.

A great Howell Mountain Cab.

Jan 27th, 2014
Patrick Sullivan

Western Mountain Regional manager estates division of Jackson Family Wines

9.8

Great structure and layers. Be patient. When first poured it is a little muted.

Great structure and layers. Be patient. When first poured it is a little muted.

Jan 15th, 2014
Brian Khoury

Excellent very young soft fruit w tannin great structure

Excellent very young soft fruit w tannin great structure

Sep 8th, 2013
Sean Smith

An excellent blend of four Bordeaux varieties come together for tantalizing Howell Mountain amazingness. The nose is rich and stunning with notes of smoke, damp earth, leather and red fruits. On the palate I get more red fruits than I was expecting along with blackberries, earth, smoked meats, spice and espresso. Velvety light tannins for its age with a medium finish.

An excellent blend of four Bordeaux varieties come together for tantalizing Howell Mountain amazingness. The nose is rich and stunning with notes of smoke, damp earth, leather and red fruits. On the palate I get more red fruits than I was expecting along with blackberries, earth, smoked meats, spice and espresso. Velvety light tannins for its age with a medium finish.

Nov 26th, 2016
Brent Barnett

Stewed blackberries on the nose. Dusty tannins, toasty oak and fantastic fruit on the palate. A soft and luxurious finish.

Stewed blackberries on the nose. Dusty tannins, toasty oak and fantastic fruit on the palate. A soft and luxurious finish.

Jan 10th, 2016
Celia Flores

Delicious cab !!

Delicious cab !!

Oct 10th, 2015