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
Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, July 2009 "Cellar Selection"
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..."
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.
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