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1996 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

USA California North Coast Napa Howell Mountain

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Jota, La Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Mike P.
Mike P.

Rated  on May 12, 2008

From Magnum. This had amazing deep garnet color, as these Mountain wines most times do. There was a typical slight funkiness (secondary?) I find with many Howell Mountain offerings. Some nice dark fruits filled the nose. The palate had a brambly fruit smorgasbord, some secondaries of cedar and leather, as well as an earthy quality. The tannins were slightly angular. I really preferred the taste to the smell of this wine. This still has much life. I commented that the BV nose on the La Jota palate would be an almost perfect wine (to me).

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