2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Franc grapes for this wine come from an exceptional block of our estate vineyard, right next to our century-old stone winery on Howell Mountain. Planted in 1976, the vineyard was grafted onto St. George rootstock and escaped the ravages of phylloxera to become one of the oldest Cabernet Franc vineyards in Napa County.

On the palate the 2013 La Jota Cabernet Franc has dark raspberry, black tea, and candied walnuts. The faithful Howell Mountain shale contributes slight minerality. Full-bodied and complex, the palate is rich with tannins.