Red

2014 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 8, 2019 - A little disappointing at the pnp.....subtle red fruit/bramble nose but overcome with a moderate alcohol component that despite swirling and trying to aerate off, seems persistent and doesn't want to leave even after an hour in the glass. Early entry the fruit and wine is thin in the mouth, like a lightweight inexpensive bright red fruit cab, but after an hour in the glass it picks up some weight and dark red/black fruit. Early on there is a slight tartness to the fruit and this wanes over time. There is a hint of anise or licorice as time goes on but nothing very strong. There is a nice line of acidity providing some backbone, but color me not too impressed for the pedigree or the price. I'll hold the rest of my '14 bottles another couple years and hope that it improves further with time. This bottle decidedly beneath one from about 6 months ago. Maybe it's heading into a little dumb phase for a while? It can't be declining this early on.......

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  • Mdubnik Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 19, 2019 - Very young, but serious potential here. Decanted for 30 minutes and drank over the next two hours. Nose is awesome. Really hitting its stride after two hours. Should have started drinking at two hours. My bottle is a 375mL. Have one bottle left; will let it sit for at LEAST five more years. I predict much better score down the road...

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Winechat63 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 14, 2019 - This will be great in 2-3 years. Deep dark color. Taste of black licorice, toasted cedar and some soft spice. Hour 3 softened the tannins and brought a little sweetness out.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 4, 2019 - Nice cab, still young... I could see it being quite good in 2-3 years, but as of now it's not memorable.

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  • Dagman Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 1, 2019 - Still coming together but nice fruit.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson
    1/29/2018 (link)

    (La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

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  • By Panel Tasting
    California Cabernet 2014 PT April 2018, 10/10/2017 (link)

    (La Jota, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Jota
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain
  • UPC Codes 055047067509, 857574001038

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,015 (82%)
  • Consumed 200 (16%)

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