*1999 La Jota 18th Anniversary Release Cabernet Sauvignon
La Jota Vineyard 18th Anniversary Heritage Release Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, USA 1999
A big, bold, decadent style, with leathery currant, juicy plum, wild berry and black cherry flavors. On the finish, the fruit wins out (but not without a struggle). Sufficient tannins and concentration to cellar short-term. Drink now through 2010." (09/02) According to Robert Parker: The dense purple-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon 18th Anniversary Release offers a sweet nose of cassis, earth, herbs, and minerals. In the mouth, it is muscular and austere, with firm, high tannin in addition to a compressed finish. (WS)
Built of stone in 1898, the La Jota Vineyard Co. has deep roots in Napa Valley’s winemaking history. Today, Winemaker Chris Carpenter produces small quantities of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the winery’s estate La Jota Vineyard and nearby W.S. Keyes Vineyard.