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La Jota Merlot Napa Valley Howell Mountain Ws Keyes Vineyard 2010

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91 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): La Jota's 2010 Merlot WS Keyes impresses for its textural elegance and finesse. Here, too, the sweet floral notes add lift, freshness and vibrancy. The 2010 has a vein of salinity that gives the wine much of its energy and verve. This beautifully balanced Merlot-based red should drink well relatively early, but also age nicely. The blend is 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged predominantly in new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (Dec 2012)

Region: USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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La Jota Vineyards:
Founded in the 1890s, La Jota Vineyard Co. overlooks Napa Valley from high upon Howell Mountain. The volcanic soils, elevation and climate of this unique site yield wines of great fruit intensity, structure and aging potential. Discover our rich history, our mountain vineyard and winemaking, and our century-old fieldstone winery — not to mention many unique opportunities to experience each of our exceptional Howell Mountain wines

91 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): La Jota's 2010 Merlot WS Keyes impresses for its textural elegance and finesse. Here, too, the sweet floral notes add lift, freshness and vibrancy. The 2010 has a vein of salinity that gives the wine much of its energy and verve. This beautifully balanced Merlot-based red should drink well relatively early, but also age nicely. The blend is 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged predominantly in new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (Dec 2012)

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