2018 La Jota Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain

$124.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
WA96+

Grandfather to both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc can more than hold its own in a showdown, especially in the hands of a class act like Chris Carpenter. This 100% varietally pure example spent 22 months in oak and emerged near perfect, from the perfumed nose to the long finish loaded with earthy sparks. The palate is jam-packed with muscular fruit framed in firm tannins, ready to take your summer BBQs and holiday roasts to the next level.

Varietal:
Cabernet Franc
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak, 65% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard:
La Jota, W.S. Keyes
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1047254
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96+

Wine Advocate

Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain was aged for 22 months in oak, 65% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with a lifted, perfumed nose of red roses, kirsch, red plums and red currant jelly, followed by hints of mulberries, pencil shavings and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with taut, muscular red fruit, framed by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with loads of earthy sparks.