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Date Printed: 2/12/2016
La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 123699)
collectible wine
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Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
James Suckling rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 2/12/2016: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a blend of the four classic Bordeaux varieties. This blend presents calmness to the tannic signature commonly associated with the Howell Mountain appellation. On the palate, enjoy classic Howell Mountain flavors of blackberry, shale, earth, rosemary and espresso bean.
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About La Jota:

La Jota wines are handcrafted at our original 1898 fieldstone winery and hillside cave. From the low yielding vines of 28 mountain acres, they produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and our crown jewel, the annual Heritage Release Cabernet Sauvignon (formerly the Anniversary Release).

While growing grapes in the nutrient-lean, volcanic soils of the La Jota estate is a challenge, the rewards are undeniable. Highly concentrated flavors and muscular tannins slowly mature to perfection, while the cool winds, diurnal temperature swings and high altitude keep the grape acids impeccably balanced, revealing the distinctive voice of our estate.

Viticulturist, Mariano Navarro, and winemaker, Christopher Carpenter, understand the meticulous requirements of mountain farming and mountain winemaking. Their goal is to gently tame tannins while allowing the intriguing mineral, spice and sweet forest loam characters unique to our estate to enhance the complexity of our opulent fruit.

The result? La Jota wines offer elegance and cellar worthiness.