Wines

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon exudes a regal sensibility from the glass. Plum, dark licorice and gravelly earth dance forth on the nose, while blackberry, dark roasted coffee and toasted oak seamlessly integrate on the palate. This vintage continues the legacy of truly profound Cabernet grown on the forested slopes of Howell Mountain.

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97 Points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021

$150.00
*Limit (6) bottles per order

2018 Merlot

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The balance between nobility and approachability are the continued hallmarks of the La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot. Sourced from vineyards with pedigrees dating back to the 1800s, this wine continues to carry the torch of Howell Mountain’s greatness. The aromatics are lifted with plum, huckleberry and minerality leading the way. Bittersweet chocolate and dried herbs add the punctuation to an incredibly long balanced finish.

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95 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 2021

$85.00
*Limit (6) bottles per order

2018 Cabernet Franc

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Sourced from some of the oldest Cabernet Franc vines in the Napa Valley, this wine proudly pays homage to the history of this incredible site. Star anise, pain de grille and raspberry jam are delicately interlaced on the nose. The tannins are pronounced but integrated and the balanced acidity drives a long dense finish.

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96+ Points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021

$125.00
Limited Availability
Please contact the estate to acquire at 1-877-222-0292
*Limit (6) bottles per order

2018 W.S. Keyes Vineyard Merlot 3 Bottle Collector Set

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“The 2018 growing season started with late winter rains then a spring marked with intermittent cloudy skies likely delayed bud-break and flowering, which was then followed by ideal fruit set conditions, driving up overall volumes by 20 – 30%. Steady summer heat accumulation with only a couple of short hike spikes combined with a near-perfect fall season created great phenolic accumulation without high sugar concentration. Upfront, the W.S. Keyes Merlot displays concentrated dark fruit, dark chocolate, herbs, and fresh-pressed coffee. The mouthfeel has a powerful weight that is supported by tannin backbone and balanced acidity.”
Chris Carpenter, Winemaker

99 Points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021

$525.00
Limited Availability
Please contact the estate to acquire at 1-877-222-0292
*Limit (2) three-bottle wood sets per order

2019 W.S. Keyes Vineyard Chardonnay

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“The 2019 vintage brought us lots of winter rain, fairly frequent fog events in the spring, and a mild summer with just a few short heat spikes. Uneventful fall weather allowed for extended hang time, and our last fruit came off the vines November 1. The intent of this Chardonnay, grown on Howell Mountain, is to reflect a sense of place. Every effort is used to minimize the effects of winemaking and highlight the W.S. Keyes Vineyard, low oak and no malolactic contribute to that. It is picked at relatively low sugar to preserve acidity and capture more stone fruit, apple/pear, and minerality characters.”
Chris Carpenter, Winemaker

94 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2021

$115.00
*Limit (6) bottles per order