Cellar Collection
La Jota Vineyard Co.
W.S. Keyes Chardonnay
750 ml
La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
95 points,, J.S., Feb. 2020

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

Sourced exclusively from the historic W.S. Keyes Vineyard on Howell Mountain, this 2017 Chardonnay is masterfully crafted by Winemaker Chris Carpenter. Displaying an elegantly soft touch of new French oak, this Chardonnay’s foremost identity is derived from the volcanic soils from which it is grown. An unmistakable minerality is interlaced with pear, white peach, and bright citrus notes. Stirred on its lees for 18 months, this Chardonnay’s mouthfeel is luxurious and perfectly balanced by an acid profile that elongates the flavors well beyond the sip.

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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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