2016 La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain Merlot

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
$85.00 per bottle / 72.25 club price
2016 La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot

The 2016 La Jota Merlot encompasses all that is Mountain Merlot with a structure to relish. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, and toast follow ripe blackberry, minerality, and weight on the palate.

Vineyard

La Jota Vineyard, W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Aging

20 months in French oak (74% new)

Alcohol by Volume

14.9%

Harvest Date

October 5 - October 25, 2016

Composition

90% Merlot,
5.5% Petit Verdot,
4.5% Tennat

Acclaim

95 points
Kim Marcus
Wine Advocate, November 2019