La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Napa Valley, California) - [WA 97+] [JD 96+] [JS 95] [WS 94] [VM 93]

La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Napa Valley, California) - [WA 97+] [JD 96+] [JS 95] [WS 94] [VM 93]

Regular price $255.00 Sale price $239.97 Save $15.03

WA97+ JD96+ JS95 WS94 VM93
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Notes from the Winemaker:
On the palate, the 2016 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon has blackberry, rosemary, subtle Asian spice, and a hint of Petit Verdot that rounds out the flavors. With a great mid palate weight and earthy tannic structure, there is no doubt you are drinking a Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ratings & Reviews

97+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is deep garnet-purple colored and features gregarious crème de cassis, black cherry preserves and baked plums with touches of Indian spices, cigar box and charcuterie. Full, firm and decadently fruited, it has a fantastic foundation and very long, layered and expressive finish. 3,202 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)

96+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain checks in as a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. It offers a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, blackberries, black cherries, savory herbs, bay leaf, and earth. It's medium to full-bodied, beautiful, elegant, has vibrant acidity, fine tannins, and a smoking good finish. It’s another age-worthy wine from this terrific estate that needs short-term cellaring and will keep for 30+ years." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

95 Points - James Suckling:

"This is a rich and tannic young red with blackberries, blueberries and currant bush. Some fresh basil. Full-bodied, chewy and impressive. Burly and fun. Needs at least three or four years to soften. Try in 2022." - 4 Feb, 2019

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Intense, with açaí berry, plum and blueberry flavors pumping through, scored with briar, licorice snap and fruitcake notes. The roasted apple wood frame holds all the elements together through the finish. Show lots of youthful grip, so this will need some patience. Best from 2021 through 2040. 3,202 cases made. — JM" (Issue Oct 31, 2019)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most distinctive wines in this range from La Jota. Powerful and vertical in feel, the 2016 offers quite a bit of energy. A rush of blueberry jam, dark chocolate, licorice and grilled herbs give the wine its drive and pure power, while savory overtones add lovely aromatic complexity. " Antonio Galloni - (Dec 2018)