Edition 25


Edition 25

February 2019

Greetings from the Mountain Wine Club!

Sun-drenched days and cool nights at elevation add structure and help berries develop the acidity needed to produce deep aromas, flavors, colors, and tannins. The 2015 La Jota Vineyard Co. Howell Mountain Merlot and 2015 Restricted Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon are great representations of the quality of wine produced in the mountains of Napa Valley.

┬áThe 2015 La Jota Merlot encompasses all that is mountain Merlot. Merlot has great depth, complexity, stature, and power, and some of the most expensive and sought-after wines in the world are Merlot-based. From Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain, known for its rugged, rocky terrain, this wine has minerality, weight on the palate, and a structure to relish, with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, blackberry, and toast.

The 2015 Restricted Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is our members-only wine. It’s made from our Yverdon Vineyard in Spring Mountain District, and shows floral and red fruit notes enhanced with a fine minerality. Spring Mountain is a place of constant discovery, with ocean bottom soils, volcanic rivulet soils, eons of biological mass, and an underground spring system that gives the mountain its name. Made exclusively for the Mountain Wine Club, Restricted is ever evolving and an intimate expression of some of the most isolated and iconic soils in Napa Valley.

I hope you share these small-production wines with your friends and family, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Peace,

Chris Carpenter, Winemaker

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2015 Restricted
Spring Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker

Chris Carpenter

Appellation

Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

Vineyard

Yverdon Vineyard

Composition

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Aging

19 months in French oak (80% new)

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2015 La Jota
Howell Mountain
Merlot

Winemaker

Chris Carpenter

Appellation

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Vineyards

La Jota Vineyard, W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Composition

90% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot

Aging

22 months in French oak (72% new)

Acclaim

94 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, December 2017

“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