La Jota Vineyard CO. Cabernet Sauvignon

La Jota Vineyard CO.
'06 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

$60.00 a bottle

I opened a really great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon last night and definitely needed to share. This Cabernet comes from a volcanic mountain named Howell Mountain located above the Napa Valley. This mountain harvests some very incredible Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The altitude which these grape vines grow keep the evening temperatures warmer and the day time temperatures cooler then that of the valley floor. These vines get twice as much rainfall then the valley but the thick rocky soil allows for less water to accumulate which then stresses the fruit. In turn making these grapes very rich, complex, and more intense with flavors. This Cabernet is incredibly structured and smooth. Very hardy with strong flavors of plum and berries and finishing with that genuine earthy Cabernet taste. This Cabernet will definitely be added to my list of favorite Cab's. I can't wait to explore more wines from this area.