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New!  La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Napa Valley, California) [RP 95] [JS 93] [AG 92]
La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Napa Valley, California) [RP 95] [JS 93] [AG 92]


 
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Winery: La Jota Vineyard Co.
Varietal: 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Malbec
Region: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: C-MM-LAJOTAHOWELLCAB14-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
On the palate, the 2014 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon has dark chocolate, espresso, ripe blackberry, and a hint of Petit Verdot finishing with a great mid palate weight and earthy tannic structure, there is no doubt you are drinking a Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

WINEMAKING
We hand-harvested grapes into small, 30-pound boxes to prevent crushing, and then we brought them to the winery for hand-sorting. After destemming and light crushing, the must was cold-soaked for gentle color, flavor and tannin extraction. Winemaker Chris Carpenter fermented the juice with native yeast in a combination of open and closed-top stainless steel tanks. Following gentle basket press, the wine underwent in-barrel malolactic fermentation, rounding the acidity and integrating the vanilla character of French oak.

TECHNICAL NOTES:
BLEND COMPOSITION: 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Malbec
HARVEST DATES: September 18 to October 18
FERMENTATION: Native Yeast Fermentation
MACERATION: 20 days
BARREL AGING: 19 months in French oak (90% new)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.8%
WINE PH: 3.59
WINE ACIDITY: .62g/100ml

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, aged in 89% new French oak. The wine displays the great fruit that is possible from these two sites owned by the Jacksons. It has an opaque purple color, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis and blackberry with a touch of lead pencil shavings, vanilla and incense. It is full-bodied and dense, with moderately high tannins but beautiful sweetness and fruit. Drink it over the next 25-30 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (28th Oct 2016)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A dense and fruity red with blackcurrant and strawberry character. Full body and a round and chewy finish. Needs two to three years to soften. Try in 2020." - (May 5, 2017)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Graphite, smoke, incense, lavender, plum and sweet French oak hit the palate in La Jota's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Chris Carpenter has done a tremendous job in crafting a Cabernet that is both deeply expressive of Howell Mountain, but with enough sweetness in the tannins and overall juiciness to drink well with minimal cellaring." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)


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