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La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [WS 95]
La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California)


 
Retail Price: $135.00
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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: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: LAJOTAHOWELLCAB15-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 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is vivid and beautifully rendered, with a dense yet racy core of unadulterated cassis, boysenberry and blackberry puree flavors, flecked with anise, light bramble and polished ganache notes. The long finish shows a great tug of tarry earth while the fruit drives on. Best from 2021 through 2040. 1,700 cases made." - JM (Web Only - 2018)

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