Wine Books and DVDsWine Gifts & Wine Accessories


2012 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon "Howell Mountain"

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot & 4% Merlot

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 3,828

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 25, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain opens with a fragrant blueberry bouquet with hints of leather, eucalyptus, and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of minerality and faint smoky oak. The finish is dry and its pronounced moderate dusty tannins linger for quite some time. The panel suggested pairing it with beef bourguignon or Moroccan lamb skewers. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has deep berry aromas and flavors accented by notes of anise and bittersweet chocolate. Classic, full-on Howell Mountain texture supports this wine right through the lengthy finish and will allow it to age for decades in the bottle.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell La Jota 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bookmark and Share




Subscribers: Have you tried this wine? Rate it.

(Not a subscriber? Sign up.)

E-mail address:

Rate this wine:

  • Unbelievable (100-98) (Perfect or just about)
  • Excellent (97-94) (Wine just blows you away. Just makes you yearn for more.)
  • Very Good Plus (93-90) (Wine to impress someone, but not blow them away.)
  • Very Good (89-87) (Has character, is well balanced, & distinctive.)
  • Good (86-84) (Drinkable, ordinary, & non-distinctive)
  • Did Not Like (Not recommended &/or poor)
Your comments on this wine:





"Go, eat your bread in gladness and drink your wine in joy, for your action was long ago approved by God…. Whatever it is in your power to do, do it with all your might…"

Source: Ecclesiates 9 : 7

Left Bank
View Definition & Glossary




Ken's Wine Guide
RSS Feed



Add to Google

Red Wine Reviews & Ratings | White Wine Reviews & Ratings | KensWineGuide.com Blog | Subscribe Here For E-Newsletters | Ken's Wine Reviews & Ratings
Advertising | Contact Us | Site Map | Disclaimer