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2014 La Jota Cabernet Franc "Howell Mountain"

La Jota 2014 Cabernet Franc

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 480

KWG Score: 94.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 8, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark garnet colored Cabernet Franc from La Jota was the winner of a mini-blind tasting of Cab Francs from California. It opens with a blueberry and cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well-balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a blend of blueberry and minerality with notes of blackberry and stewed plums. We also detected some hints of cherry-cola in the mix. The finish is dry and its huge tannins stick around for quite a while. Our mini-panel suggested decanting this Cab Franc in the near term and serving it with a well-marbled ribeye with some hush puppies on the side. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: On the palate, the 2014 La Jota Cabernet Franc has dragon fruit, ripe pomegranate and dark raspberry with herbal aromatics. Espresso bean and vanilla are carried by an impressive mouthfeel and long drawn out finish.

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