La Jota Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013


SKU 445233


On the palate the 2013 La Jota Cabernet Franc has dark raspberry, black tea, and candied walnuts. The faithful Howell Mountain shale contributes slight minerality. Full bodied and complex, the palate is rich with tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Howell Mountain
Brand La Jota Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateCabernet Franc has done well on Howell Mountain, and the 2013 Cabernet Franc (485 cases) is a beauty. It is 100% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new French oak. Gorgeous floral notes intermixed with brambleberry and blueberry, with a hint of dark raspberry and chocolate are all present in this relatively full-bodied, fleshy Cabernet Franc. Its softness and up-front complexity already suggest drinking now and over the next decade or more.

Robert Parker, October 2015