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2010 La Jota Cabernet Franc "Howell Mountain"

La Jota 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 94% Cabernet Franc & 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $62

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 27, 2013

Wine Review: This dark red colored Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain opens with a mild boysenberry bouquet with a hint cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild black cherry with notes of gentle oak. I also detected hint of pomegranate and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its nicely managed tannins fade away nicely. This Cab Franc is very food friendly would pair well with a thick and juicy prime rib. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: From our thirty-four year old winery block, Howell Mountain presents its old vine Cabernet Franc. On the palate enjoy dark fruit characters, essence of black tea, and candied walnut.

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