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2013 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon "Howell Mountain"

Winery: La Jota

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 2,300

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: December 9, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain opens with a blackberry and cocoa bouquet with hints of cigar box and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a mineral influenced black currant and olive blend with hints of black tea and dark chocolate. The finish is dry, a bit astringent and displays some sticky dusty tannins. The Panel suggested pairing this Cab with beef brisket or lamb shanks. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon flavors impart brambly blackberry, espresso bean, toast and gravely minerality. Classic Howell Mountain, full bodied, well balanced with a lengthy finish.

Organic status: not organic

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