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La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2014 (Napa Valley, California) [RP 93] [AG 92]
La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2014 (Napa Valley, California) [RP 93] [AG 92]


 
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Winery: La Jota Vineyard Co.
Varietal: 90% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot
Region: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: LAJOTAMERLOTHOWELL14-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2014 La Jota Merlot is a powerhouse Merlot with a structure to relish. Notes of dark chocolate, dark and red berry characters, give way to clove, toast, minerality and weight on the palate.


Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Merlot is 90% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot aged in 76% new French oak. Carpenter told me that this wine emerges from a micro-terroir within the vineyard that has traditionally under-performed, but due to draconian crop-pruning and tiny yields, it has turned out to be a “rock star” in 2014. Dense purple, with a big, sweet kiss of mulberry, chocolate, mocha and coffee, the wine is luscious, fleshy, dramatic and even flamboyant, with fabulous fruit on the attack and mid-palate, silky tannin and a plush, layered mouthfeel. It is already drinking beautifully (as most 2014s are) and will continue to evolve nicely for another 12-15+ years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Oct 2016)

91 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"La Jota's 2014 Merlot is vibrant and powerful, partly from the inclusion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot in the blend. A spine of tannin and acidity shapes the wine nicely. Dark plum, cherry, spice, licorice and lavender flesh out in the glass. Unctuous and deep, but with tremendous depth and plenty of mountain character, the 2014 Merlot is a winner from La Jota." (Dec 2016)

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