NEWS & EVENTS: Accolades
Howell Mountain Merlot
With the premiere 2005 vintage, La Jota Merlot shows the height of quality that this grape variety can achieve in Howell Mountain's soils. Intense, complex and age-worthy, this small-production wine is destined for the collector's cellar.
2009 La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot
95 Points Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, July 2009 "Cellar Selection"
2007 La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot
90 Points Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate December 2009 "The 2007 Merlot (99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon) is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Lots of chocolate, cocoa, black cherry, earth, and subtle herbs make for a creamy, lush, full-bodied, sexy wine that is ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years..."
2005 La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot
86 Points Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, December 2008 The straightforward 2005 Merlot Howell Mountain (100% Merlot) offers scents of berry fruit, roasted herbs, underbrush, and a note of minerality. Drink this monolithic 2005 over the next 7-8 years.