La Jota Vineyard Co. Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$99.99

95 Points - Limited                       New release of one of Napa's most sought-after Cabernets. Limited. La Jota's cooler temperatures, wetter climate, iron-volcanic soils, and forests filled with conifers make Howell Mountain one of Napa's most Bordeaux like appellations and a place where Cabernet based wines shine. This Cabernet showcases anise and blackberry fruit with notes of pine and toast, combined with great textural length and a lingering finish. 95 Points Robert Parker: "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.... ...This is the greatest set of wines to emerge from La Jota Vineyard Co. since the early 1990s, when it was under different ownership and the winemaker was Helen Turley. In this case, winemaker Chris Carpenter, who has done such a fabulous job at Lokoya and Cardinale, has finally gotten this acquisition by the Jackson family up to the high potential they had hoped for when they purchased the estate."

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Blackberry, vanilla, black cherry, cassis, plum, mocha, oak and eucalyptus. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, vanilla, black cherry, cassis, plum, mocha, oak and eucalyptus. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

9.5

Kelvin Chan

Velvety and good structure, fruity

Velvety and good structure, fruity

9.0

Spencer Stuart

A great wine from Howell Mountain! Surprised they had any left!

A great wine from Howell Mountain! Surprised they had any left!

9.2

Daniel Porter

Very nice Napa Cab with lush dark cherries flavors along with cassis and a nose of lavender.

Very nice Napa Cab with lush dark cherries flavors along with cassis and a nose of lavender.

9.5

Ryan Vento

I can already tell that my palate is going to need a breather when I get back home: so many big boy reds

I can already tell that my palate is going to need a breather when I get back home: so many big boy reds

9.6

Jim McCusker

Fantastic! Amazing dinner after an off-scale visit to TAMU!

Fantastic! Amazing dinner after an off-scale visit to TAMU!

9.4

Michael Nippe

Tried to give it a 9.55 but apparently this app doesn't give me enough sig figs

Tried to give it a 9.55 but apparently this app doesn't give me enough sig figs

9.6

Kapyrick Wine

V14. Beautiful leather and cedar nose. Rich plum, currant and spice fruit. Smooth, tight leather finish. Outstanding

V14. Beautiful leather and cedar nose. Rich plum, currant and spice fruit. Smooth, tight leather finish. Outstanding

9.5

Gina Puente

So awesome!! Always a winner w user friendly tannins & ripe black cherry & touch of leather

So awesome!! Always a winner w user friendly tannins & ripe black cherry & touch of leather

9.3

Laith A

Very nice Howell Mountain fruit!! Smoothed out tannins with no hard edges!!

Very nice Howell Mountain fruit!! Smoothed out tannins with no hard edges!!

9.3

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