LA JOTA VINEYARD Merlot, Howell Mountain 2012

This Merlot comes from two vineyards located high upon a plateau overlooking Napa Valley: their estate vineyard and the W.S. Keyes vineyard. The grapes were hand-harvested and spent 20 months in French Oak (86% new). This wine opens with aromas of milk chocolate, toffee, black cherry and cassis. There are rich flavors of anise, creme de cassis, black cherry mocha and blackberry in this delicious cornucopia of fruit. This wine improves after an hour of decanting. While it is delicious now, it will improve with 1-2 years of cellaring. (Best 2016-2029) - November, 2015 (OB)


93 POINTS

Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: November, 2015 
  • Producer: La Jota Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2029
  • Estimated Value: $80
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Importer: NA

LA JOTA Merlot

Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.