125th Anniversary Wines

 

2023 marks the 125th anniversary since La Jota first produced small-lot mountain wines from its home on Howell Mountain. To celebrate this historic milestone, we opened our cellar to showcase the wines and the stories that represent a distinct piece of history.

 

2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

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Limited quantities available only through April 3, 2023, including large formats.

Our March release features two stunning wines from one near-perfect vintage: 2013. The warm, dry conditions throughout allowed for ideal maturation and flavor concentration. Sourced from across our estate and select blocks of the W.S. Keyes Vineyard, the 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 19 months in 89% new French oak. Representing a true Bordeaux blend, this predominately Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon,10.5% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec. With 10 years of age, this wine imparts brambly blackberry, espresso bean, toast, and gravely minerality. It's a classic Howell Mountain Cab that's full-bodied and well-balanced with a lengthy finish.

$250.00
2013 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
$500.00
2013 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 3L
$1000.00

2013 W.S. Keyes Vineyard Merlot

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Limited quantities available only through April 3, 2023.

Our March release features two stunning wines from one near-perfect vintage: 2013. The warm, dry conditions throughout allowed for ideal maturation and flavor concentration. Sourced from the oldest and most prized block of the W.S. Keyes Vineyard, the 2013 W.S. Keyes Merlot was aged for 19 months in 100% new French oak. Comprised of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers anise, blackberry, gravelly minerality, and an overall mouth-filling expression of mountain Merlot. With 10 years of age, our 2013 W.S. Keyes Merlot is ready to drink now or can be cellared for another 5 - 10 years for additional flavor development.

$250.00