La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.212 ratings
-no 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
Doug Hengel

I'm not a big fan of Napa Cabs. I generally find them too expensive and/or over the top. This one is not cheap, but is elegant, fresh and beautifully structured.

I'm not a big fan of Napa Cabs. I generally find them too expensive and/or over the top. This one is not cheap, but is elegant, fresh and beautifully structured.

Mar 16th, 2019
Kimberly Anderson

Purplish black with heady scents of mocha, blueberry and herbs. Pomegranate, dusty plum, and espresso. Black tea notes on the finish. Plush but not over the top. A 30 minute decant made a big difference with this wine.

Purplish black with heady scents of mocha, blueberry and herbs. Pomegranate, dusty plum, and espresso. Black tea notes on the finish. Plush but not over the top. A 30 minute decant made a big difference with this wine.

Mar 16th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon by La Jota is a seductive blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Cabernet Franc, 7.5% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot which was aged for 22 months in 65% new French oak prior to bottling. Needing more than a two hour decant at this juncture, the wine takes on glorious creme de cassis, Turkish coffee, blueberry cordial and wild thyme aromatics. The palate shows marvelous complexly and range. Black tea, blueberry compote, mocha and blackberry pie flavors all beautifully mingle in the glass. Rich and layered, this hedonistic effort will cellar marvelously for decades. Be sure to give this at least a two hour decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2045- 95

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon by La Jota is a seductive blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Cabernet Franc, 7.5% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot which was aged for 22 months in 65% new French oak prior to bottling. Needing more than a two hour decant at this juncture, the wine takes on glorious creme de cassis, Turkish coffee, blueberry cordial and wild thyme aromatics. The palate shows marvelous complexly and range. Black tea, blueberry compote, mocha and blackberry pie flavors all beautifully mingle in the glass. Rich and layered, this hedonistic effort will cellar marvelously for decades. Be sure to give this at least a two hour decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2045- 95

Feb 19th, 2019
Neal Ferry

Fruit Forward

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Jan 24th, 2019
Leslie Bartos

New Year’s Eve courtesy the Higgins. Decanted a couple of hours, but still so young. Very promising!

New Year’s Eve courtesy the Higgins. Decanted a couple of hours, but still so young. Very promising!

Jan 12th, 2019
Greg Giere

Greg had this 4 months ago

Greg had this 4 months ago

Mar 4th, 2020
James R. Gilbarty

James had this 22 days ago

James had this 22 days ago

Jun 17th, 2020
John Vallance

John had this 9 months ago

John had this 9 months ago

Oct 13th, 2019
Susan Visconti

Susan had this 10 months ago

Susan had this 10 months ago

Sep 3rd, 2019
John Vallance

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

May 9th, 2019