LaJota-HowellMountain-Merlot-NV
Cellar Collection
La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain Merlot
$85.00
2016
750 ml
Winery
La Jota Vineyard Co.
Vintage
2016
Variety
Merlot
Region
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
Acclaim
96 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, V.B., Jan. 2020
Description

We are thrilled to offer this limited release, purchases are limited to 3-bottles.

Situated high on Howell Mountain, above the fog line at 1,600' of elevation, Winemaker Chris Carpenter believes the dense volcanic soils and temperate climate are ideal for growing high-quality Merlot. With a structure similar to Cabernet, the La Jota 2016 Merlot showcases dark ripe berries, black cherry, and espresso bean. A broad textural impact charms the mid-palate and classic Howell Mountain minerality drives the long, opulent finish.

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About La Jota Vineyard Co.

Built of stone in 1898, La Jota Vineyard Co. has deep roots in California’s winemaking history. Today, Winemaker Chris Carpenter produces small quantities of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the winery’s estate La Jota Vineyard and nearby W.S. Keyes Vineyard. The wines capture the intense fruit and mineral complexity of their cool-climate location on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley.

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