La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

9.373 ratings
9.319 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
Alicia Cypress

We opened this after the 93 Dunn with the hope of another spectacular wine. It didn’t quite live up. Pretty wine, but fell apart mid-palate before it’s tannins reappeared at the finish.

We opened this after the 93 Dunn with the hope of another spectacular wine. It didn’t quite live up. Pretty wine, but fell apart mid-palate before it’s tannins reappeared at the finish.

Dec 24th, 2017
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
Charles Rivas

Starting to show some age, but still enough fruit to make for a complex, enjoyable drinking experience. Paired well with a nice filet.

Starting to show some age, but still enough fruit to make for a complex, enjoyable drinking experience. Paired well with a nice filet.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2016
Kelly Richardson

Very smooth with nice hints of fruit. Goes great with so many items. Would drink with pretty much any meat.

Very smooth with nice hints of fruit. Goes great with so many items. Would drink with pretty much any meat.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 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
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.2

In a good place...wouldn't lay it down any longer

In a good place...wouldn't lay it down any longer

Nov 22nd, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

A well aged beauty, now slowly falling apart, as its fruit has faded. Soft tannins still present but the acidity has become too dominant. Still an honor to taste.

A well aged beauty, now slowly falling apart, as its fruit has faded. Soft tannins still present but the acidity has become too dominant. Still an honor to taste.

Sep 12th, 2015
Patrick Sullivan

Western Mountain Regional manager estates division of Jackson Family Wines

9.4

More spice and clove on the nose than the 98

More spice and clove on the nose than the 98

Jun 20th, 2015