The 2019 La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot is a bold and captivating expression of high-elevation Merlot, reflecting the unique terroir of the Howell Mountain appellation. This vintage unveils an impressive array of aromas, combining ripe blackberries, dark plums, and juicy cherries with an intriguing mix of mocha, vanilla, and a hint of savory herbs. The palate is equally compelling, offering a rich tapestry of flavors where the dark fruit notes are beautifully intertwined with nuances of dark chocolate, espresso, and a touch of leather. The tannins are robust yet polished, contributing to a velvety, full-bodied texture that envelops the mouth. There is a wonderful balance between the fruit intensity, firm structure, and well-integrated oak, leading to a long, satisfying finish that leaves a lasting impression of elegance and depth. The 2019 La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot is a luxurious and complex wine, showcasing the extraordinary potential of Merlot from this esteemed Napa Valley region.
ABV % = 14.5