La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.286 ratings
9.220 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
Mike R
9.2

2012 - drink if you got them - not improving from a year ago - big and bold but missing one gear from being a sports car I want it to be - still smiling at the lake with @R Bowers on his anniversary and not social distancing very well

2012 - drink if you got them - not improving from a year ago - big and bold but missing one gear from being a sports car I want it to be - still smiling at the lake with @R Bowers on his anniversary and not social distancing very well

May 3rd, 2020
Mike R
9.3

Decant decant decant but finally smiling

All good in the neighborhood

Decant decant decant but finally smiling

All good in the neighborhood

Feb 22nd, 2020
Martin G Rivard

@Mike R Thank Bud for an awesome bottle of wine that I have never had before. Very solid., Dark fruit on the palate: blackberry, dark cherry are what I immediately picked up. It seems to hit the Front and Mid Palate really well but the back palate not as much. The finish was a little short....I was hoping that it would just keep going since I was enjoying it so much ch!! It was a great lush wine which was enjoyed tremendously by all!! Thank you so much my friend!!! 👍🍷🍷👍👌

@Mike R Thank Bud for an awesome bottle of wine that I have never had before. Very solid., Dark fruit on the palate: blackberry, dark cherry are what I immediately picked up. It seems to hit the Front and Mid Palate really well but the back palate not as much. The finish was a little short....I was hoping that it would just keep going since I was enjoying it so much ch!! It was a great lush wine which was enjoyed tremendously by all!! Thank you so much my friend!!! 👍🍷🍷👍👌

Feb 2nd, 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
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.2

Money. If you like Howell Mtn Cabs, it's a must have.

Money. If you like Howell Mtn Cabs, it's a must have.

Sep 14th, 2016
Shawn R

I find that I like the fruit that comes from Howell Mountain despite who produces it. Berries on the nose, flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dusty oak that ends with a smooth finish.

I find that I like the fruit that comes from Howell Mountain despite who produces it. Berries on the nose, flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dusty oak that ends with a smooth finish.

Jun 7th, 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
Charles Rivas

Beautiful expression of Howell Mountain fruit.

Beautiful expression of Howell Mountain fruit.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Ryan Davis

My book

My book

Sep 9th, 2015
Ryan Davis

Mine

Mine

Sep 9th, 2015