Edition 12


Edition 12

November 2015

Here in Napa Valley we’ve finished another rigorous, mountainside harvest. Our La Jota and Howell Mountain Vineyards sit at elevations over 1,400 feet, so bringing in the grapes is a labor of love—and well worth it, when our bold mountain wines show their distinctive character.

Your November club shipment includes two of our best library wines—the 2002 21st Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon from our Howell Mountain Vineyard and the 2005 Merlot from our La Jota and Howell Mountain Vineyards.

The 2002 growing season gave us robust, concentrated fruit character for full-bodied, rich Cabernet Sauvignon. And the 2005 season yielded exceptionally rich Merlot—Merlot for Cab drinkers, we like to say. These wines are perfect for fireside sipping, for pairing with holiday roasts, or for treating friends and family to something special.

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2005 La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain
Merlot

Winemaker

Christopher Carpenter

Viticulturist

Mariano Navarro

Vineyard

La Jota Estate Vineyard
& W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

96% Merlot
4% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol by Volume

14.9%

Ageing

22 months in new French Oak

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2002 La Jota Vineyard Co.
Anniversary Release
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Christopher Carpenter

Viticulturist

Mariano Navarro

Vineyard

La Jota Estate Vineyard
& W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol by Volume

14.6%

Ageing

20 months in new French oak

“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