2018 La Jota Vineyard Co.
W.S. Keyes Vineyard Merlot

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
$200.00 per bottle / 170.00 club price
Single bottle of 2018 La Jota W.S. Keyes Vineyard Merlot

At Howell Mountain, the moderate fall weather allowed the grapes to hang for quite a while. Our last fruit was picked on October 29. Upfront, the W.S. Keyes Merlot displays concentrated dark fruit, dark chocolate, herbs, and fresh-pressed coee. e mouthfeel has a powerful weight that is supported by tannin backbone and balanced acidity


84.5% Merlot, 15.5% Cabernet Sauvignon


W.S. Keyes Vineyard


22 months in French oak (79% new)


99 Points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021