La Jota Vineyard Co.

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2016 Merlot

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley



The 2016 La Jota Merlot encompasses all that is Mountain Merlot, with a structure to relish. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, and toast follow ripe blackberry, minerality, and weight on the palate.

90% Merlot, 5.5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Tannat
20 months in French oak (74% new)
94+ Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018