Edition 27


Edition 27

September 2019

Greetings from the Mountain Wine Club!

This autumn, we’re celebrating the release of wine from one of the purest and highest-quality vintages we’ve seen in Napa Valley. The 2016 season was almost perfect for growing wine grapes, and the wines produced from them showcase the best of our mountain vineyards.

As a member of The Mountain Wine Club, you have first access to this extraordinary vintage of Mt. Brave and La Jota Vineyard Co. Cabernet Sauvignons.

The 2016 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon speaks to the magnificence of the 1,600-foot elevation Mt. Veeder vineyard. In 2016, the vineyard expressed a purity of fruit, an intensity of flavor, and a backbone of tannin that combined to show this mountain vineyard at its finest.

Likewise, the richly concentrated La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies what Howell Mountain can do in an exceptional vintage. This wine’s texture and depth will allow it to last at least 15 to 20 years, but you can and should enjoy it today as well.

It’s exciting to share these spectacular wines with you, and I hope you enjoy them for years to come.

Peace,

Chris Carpenter, Winemaker

--click image to watch video wine notes--

2016 La Jota
Howell Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Chris Carpenter

Appellation

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Vineyards

La Jota Vineyard, W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot

Aging

20 months in French oak (94% new)

Acclaim

97+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

--click image to watch video wine notes--

2016 Mt. Brave
Mt. Veeder
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Chris Carpenter

Appellation

Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

Vineyards

Mt. Brave Vineyard

Composition

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

Aging

20 months in French oak (87% new)

Acclaim

95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

“When you choose to be a member of The Mountain Wine Club, you make a commitment to experience the diversity and unique characteristics of the Napa mountain appellations. Thus our commitment from the vineyards to the winery is to showcase only the best and most exclusive of our wines to you. Enjoy!”
Winemaker, Christopher Carpenter