Edition 28


Edition 28

November 2019

Greetings from the Mountain Wine Club!

This holiday season, we’re reaching into our cellars to select two very special library wines for you — 2010 La Jota Vineyard Co. Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Restricted Cabernet Franc from Diamond Mountain District.

La Jota’s cooler temperatures, wetter climate, iron-volcanic soils, and forests filled with conifers make Howell Mountain one of Napa’s most Bordeaux-like appellations and a place where Cabernet-based wines shine. The 2010 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon is aging exceptionally well; it showcases anise and blackberry fruit with notes of pine and toast combined with great textural length and a lingering finish. It could age for another 10 years.

The Restricted Cabernet Franc is a joy for me to create, because it’s 100 percent Diamond Mountain District fruit — 90 percent Cabernet Franc and 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wallis Vineyard. Aromatic, full-bodied, and lush, this is one of the purest expressions of Cabernet Franc in my entire repertoire, and it’s made exclusively for Mountain Wine Club members. This wine will easily last for 10 to 15 years, so you can enjoy it today or cherish and revisit it for a very long time to come.

It’s exciting to share these special wines with you, and I hope you enjoy them to the fullest with your friends and family.

Peace,

Chris Carpenter, Winemaker

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2010 La Jota
Howell Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Chris Carpenter

Appellation

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Vineyards

La Jota Vineyard, W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petite Verdot

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2014 Restricted
Diamond Mountain
Cabernet Franc

Winemaker

Chris Carpenter

Appellation

Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley

Vineyards

Wallis Vineyard

Composition

90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

“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