2019 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

“… The 2019 W.S. Keyes Merlot is deep garnet-purple in color. It comes bounding out with exuberant notes of baked plums, blackberry preserves, and boysenberries plus hints of licorice, underbrush, and Sichuan pepper. Full bodied, the palate is both rich and energetic, featuring super-plush, rounded tannins and fantastic freshness, delivering a very long, earth-laced finish. It should age well. 509 cases were made. The soils that these old vines are planted on run counter to everything you've learned about where Merlot should succeed. Here there is volcanic, tufa soil as opposed to the typical clay. It is fascinating how a microclimate can change the parameters.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent, June 2022


82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon


W.S. Keyes Vineyard


23 months in French oak (84% new)


98 Points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The Wine Independent, June 2022