Edition 9


Edition 9

February 2015

Greetings from the Mountain Wine Club, where high elevations and rugged mountain conditions reward us with wines of intense flavor and rich texture.

Winemaker Chris Carpenter’s unwavering commitment to our historic mountain vineyards and to growing and crafting luxury Bordeaux-varietal wines remains unchanged, as evidenced by the 2011 La Jota Howell Mountain and Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Merlots that comprise this shipment.

Winemaker Chris Carpenter’s philosophy is rooted in more traditional techniques — wild fermentations, no fining, no filtering — that allow the vineyards to speak through the wines; the style and level of excellence he lends each vintage is unmistakable.

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2011 La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain Merlot

Winemaker

Christopher Carpenter

Viticulturist

Mariano Navarro

Vineyard

La Jota Estate Vineyard
& W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Aged 19 months in French oak, 97% new

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2011 Mt. Brave
Mt. Veeder Merlot

Winemaker

Christopher Carpenter

Viticulturist

Mariano Navarro

Vineyard

Mt. Brave Vineyard

Composition

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Aged 19 months in French oak, 80% 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