The Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from La Jota is superb in 2019. This instantly impresses with its intense aromatics of ripe black currants, blackberry, and black cherries, which are laced with crème de cassis, exotic spices, graphite, dark chocolate, violets and savory herbs that all come together beautifully. On this palate this possesses a plush, full body that is well-structured with big polished tannins, while displaying wonderful overall balance and concentration. There are layers of gorgeous ripe black fruits that build up to the long opulent finish which lingers on. This beautiful mountain Cabernet shows a remarkable combination of power and sophistication and while it is already sensational, it should go on to age remarkably well for 10 to 15 years or more.
||Napa Valley, Howell Mountain