2018 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

$149.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The hefty, 80% Cabernet Sauvignon shines against 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. A bombastic black currant and dark cherry perfume explodes from the glass at the slightest swirl, carrying undertones of violets, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. This is a wine that demands your full attention! The solid structure hints at decades still in the tank, so don’t be afraid to tuck a few bottles away and let evolution run its course.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak, 84% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard:
La Jota, W.S. Keyes
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
97
SKU #:
1047253
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA97

Wine Advocate

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain was aged for 22 months in oak barrels, 84% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it explodes from the glass with bombastic black currants, black cherries and boysenberries notes plus underlying hints of violets, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and fragrant.