2017 La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain Merlot

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

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Merlot Howell Mountain reveals pretty baked plums, blueberry pie and blackberry compote notes with touches of cloves, star anise, cracked black pepper and black soil plus a waft of underbrush. Full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with crunchy black fruit layers, framed by very ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and peppery.”

94 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2019

Composition

89% Merlot,
11% Petit Verdot

Vineyard

W.S. Keyes Vineyard, 
La Jota Vineyard

Appellation

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Aging

20 months in French oak (91% new)