Edition 19


Edition 19

September 2017

Greetings from the Mountain Wine Club!

Hand harvesting is not the only challenge of our mountain appellation vineyards. There are also the bears. High on our Mt. Veeder Estate, we have a family of bears with excellent taste that occasionally picnics in our vineyards. We can’t blame them—mountain fruit is rich, vibrant, and full of flavor. It also makes extremely structured wines built to age. With this shipment, we bring you the 2014 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2014 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon—two exceptional mountain wines from the tasty vineyards of Howell Mountain and Mt. Veeder.

95 Points

2014 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

“It has an opaque purple color, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis and blackberry with a touch of lead pencil shavings, vanilla and incense. It is full-bodied and dense, with moderately high tannins but beautiful sweetness and fruit. Drink it over the next 25-30 years.”

Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, October 2016

95+ Points

2014 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

“This wine has [notes of] blueberry and blackberry liqueur, some graphite, a juicy, full-bodied, savory mouthfeel, and excellent purity and underlying balance. This seamlessly rich mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for two decades or more.”

Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, October 2016

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2014 Mt. Brave
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Christopher Carpenter

Appellation

Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

Vineyard

Mt. Brave Vineyard

Composition

90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec

Harvest Date

September 16 – October 15, 2014

 Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Aging

19 months in French oak (89% new)

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2014 La Jota
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Christopher Carpenter

Appellation

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Vineyard

La Jota Estate Vineyard, W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon,
12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot,
5% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Malbec

Harvest Date

September 18 – October 18, 2014

Alcohol by Volume

14.8%

Aging

19 months in French oak (90% new)

“When you choose to be a member of The Mountain Wine Club, you make a commitment to experience the diversity and unique characteristics of the Napa mountain appellations. Thus our commitment from the vineyards to the winery is to showcase only the best and most exclusive of our wines to you. Enjoy!”
Winemaker, Christopher Carpenter