Library Wines

La Jota Vineyard Co. Library Merlot Collection

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The sheer power and nuance of Howell Mountain Merlot is thrilling this time of year. Our library Merlot collection is a treat for any love of the Napa Valley.

Each set includes one bottle of each wine in a black gift box, an Ah So wine opener (value: $20), and ground shipping.  

2014 Howell Mountain Merlot 
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 
($125/750ml bottle) 
94 Points + Cellar Selection 
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, March 2018 

2015 Howell Mountain Merlot 
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 
($125/750ml bottle) 
94 Points 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, December 2017 

2016 Howell Mountain Merlot 
90% Merlot, 5.5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Tannat 
($125/750ml bottle) 
96 Points 
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 2019 

$350.00
Limited Availability
Please contact the estate to acquire at 1-877-222-0292

2011 W.S. Keyes Vineyard Merlot 3 Bottle Collector Set

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This wine, made to honor Howell Mountain vineyard pioneer W.S. Keyes, comes from some of the most highly prized Merlot vineyard land in the country. Winfield S. Keyes first planted grapes in this rugged vineyard in 1888, noting that the rocky, shallow soils here reminded him of Mediterranean islands near Sicily. Very much like his neighbor, the La Jota Vineyard Co., he was convinced that Howell Mountain’s high altitude and abundant sunlight could produce wines of great depth, complexity and ageability. 

The W.S. Keyes Merlot shows ripe tannins coat the mouth with boysenberry,  black cherry, mocha, espresso, and cardamom characters that capture the classic La Jota combination of intense fruit and complexity. The finish is structured with a well-balanced acidity.

94 Points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2013

$600.00
Limited Availability
Please contact the estate to acquire at 1-877-222-0292
*Limit (1) three-bottle wood sets per order

2012 HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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Vintage Notes
The 2012 growing season was near perfect, with ideal spring bud break and warm, steady days balanced by cool nights. The steady weather continued into the fall, resulting in optimal ripening conditions at harvest. Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has deep berry aromas and flavors accented by notes of anise and bittersweet chocolate. Classic, full-on Howell Mountain texture supports this wine right through the lengthy finish and will allow it to age for decades in the bottle.

Tasting Notes
“Tight, firm and austere; smooth with fine structure; elegant, tangy and long; balanced and made to last a long time.”
Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, February 2016

93 Points

Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, February 2016

$200.00
Limited Availability
Please contact the estate to acquire at 1-877-222-0292
*Limit (6) bottles per order

2012 HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1.5L

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Vintage Notes
The 2012 growing season was near perfect, with ideal spring bud break and warm, steady days balanced by cool nights. The steady weather continued into the fall, resulting in optimal ripening conditions at harvest. Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has deep berry aromas and flavors accented by notes of anise and bittersweet chocolate. Classic, full-on Howell Mountain texture supports this wine right through the lengthy finish and will allow it to age for decades in the bottle.

Tasting Notes
“Tight, firm and austere; smooth with fine structure; elegant, tangy and long; balanced and made to last a long time.”
Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, February 2016

93 Points

Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, February 2016

$375.00

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