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2017 La Jota Cabernet Franc "Howell Mountain"

La Jota 2017 Cabernet Franc

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2017

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: 522

KWG Score: 95.2 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: December 13, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc from La Jota opens with a blueberry and vanilla bouquet with a hint of boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, very nicely balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is tasty red plum with notes of black raspberry and crushed gravel. We also detected some hints of black tea and oak mixed in. The finish is dry and its very dusty tannins build-up and stick around for very long time. The Panel suggested pairing this very good Cab Franc with Emeril's spicy root beer and bourbon glazed baby back ribs or with the wagyu meatballs from Strega. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 La Jota Cabernet Franc is perfumed with black and red fruit with hints of espresso bean and thyme. The palate is structured and expansive with a long finish. Incredibly approachable now, the 2017 will continue to develop beautifully for years to come.

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