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2016 La Jota Cabernet Franc "Howell Mountain"

La Jota 2016 Cabernet Franc

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2016

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: $100

Cases produced: 537

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: October 11, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc from La Jota was well received by our mini-panel. This wine opens with a blueberry bouquet with a hint of acai berry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty boysenberry and black plum blend with notes of cinnamon. We also detected a little strawberry licorice mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Cab Franc with crock pot braised beef short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: On the palate, the 2016 La Jota Cabernet Franc has an approachable gravelly minerality followed by herbal aromatics. Notes of anise, blackberry, and black tea are carried by an impressive mouthfeel and long drawn out finish.

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