Red

2004 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • sfwinelover1 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 25, 2019 - From a jeriboam which was part of a large private purchase about 2 years ago. Hard to isolate price, but probably around $250. The size of the price, that 3 bottles in that purchase--older white burgundies--were oxidized, and the last TN made me nervous about the bottle, but it turned out just fine. As a concession to age, I did this as a PnP. Nice nose of dark berries, dark flowers, leather and some earth. On the palate, consistent notes, dominated by blueberries. Mild to moderate tannins and acidity, both very well integrated; no heat. Dark hued, medium bodied, strong legs. Cork came out cleanly. While I tried to keep the wine corked to preserve the vibrancy of the fruit, others kept it out, so by the time we finished the wine a few hours later, the fruit was fading. I don't know stylistically what La Jota's wines are like generally, what this wine was like when it was younger or even what it's drinking like in a standard format, but yesterday this wine was lovely, lilting, balanced, an almost feminine embodiment of a Napa cab with a nod to Bordeaux. We were eating salmon, chicken and grilled vegetables, not ideal accompaniments, but the wine was gentle enough to not overpower the food. The wine is definitely not done, but the gradual fade of the fruit over a few hours indicates it is in drink soon/now mode and should not be decanted. 94 on opening, 90-91 upon finishing. 92+

  • Trolson wrote: 90 points

    March 10, 2019 - Has been great and now, I think it is past.

  • Trolson wrote: 90 points

    February 3, 2019 - Disappointing for price point.

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 2, 2017 - Drinking well. Great nose. Velvety feel on the palate and tanins have resolved themselves. Lots of dark fruits.

  • creativ1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 19, 2016 - Purchased with dinner at Napa Rose. Excellent Howell Mtn wine. Bold dark fruit, lots of depth and substance in the palate, noted but balanced tannins on the finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Jota
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 127 (46%)
  • Consumed 148 (54%)

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pasta, red meat, richer poultry

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