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2018 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon "Howell Mountain"

La Jota 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $150

Cases produced: 3,997

KWG Score: 97.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97)

Review date: November 18, 2021

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a very fragrant black currant and blackberry bouquet with hints of eucalyptus and pencil lead. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and smooth with medium acidity. The flavor profile is crushed stone mineral influenced black currant with notes of black tea and blackberry. We also detected hints of oak and Baker’s chocolate mixed in. The finish is dry, and its big dusty mountain tannins stick around for a very long time. The Panel would decant this wine and then pair it with a dry-aged, well marbled ribeye or braised short ribs. They also feel this would be terrific on its own. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon exudes a regal sensibility from the glass. Plum, dark licorice and gravelly earth dance forth on the nose, while blackberry, dark roasted coffee, and toasted oak seamlessly integrate on the palate. This vintage continues the legacy of truly profound Cabernet grown on the forested slopes of Howell Mountain.

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