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2009 La Jota Merlot "Howell Mountain"

La Jota 2009 Howell Mountain Merlot

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 122

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: October 10, 2012

Wine Review: This Excellent opaque and very dark purple colored Merlot opens with a fragrant blueberry bouquet with hints cranberry and tangerine. On the palate this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry with notes of black currant. I also detected hints old oak and black licorice. The finish is dry and its dusty fine tannins are pleasant and stick around for a while. This Merlot is very food friendly and would be terrific with shepherd's pie. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Howell Mountain is the location for Merlot wine making and this wine intends to prove it. Made from the best of our La Jota and Keyes Vineyard Merlot, you will find that characteristics of chocolate, coffee, broad tannins and lush blackberry envelope the palate. - Christopher Carpenter, Winemaker

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