Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon 10th Anniversary Release reveals a character similar to the 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, with richer fruit, and more sweetness and intensity on the palate. However, the tannin level is frightfully high, making this wine a candidate for drinking between 2000-2025. This is an immensely impressive Cabernet Sauvignon.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Very pretty and charming, with elegant, spicy cherry, chocolate and vanilla flavors that are rich and focused, finishing with good length and firm tannins. Drinkable now.
Self | Rating: 91Author: Tusa David
Self | Rating:Amazing nose and finish on a near twenty year old. drinking very nicely.Author: Joe G765
Self | Rating: 93This wine testifies how long living are the '91 Napa cabernets are and this La Jota is one of the best among best like the Joseph Phelps, Caymus, Chateau Montelena, Heitz, Dominus. Mature but nicely living somehow floral,anis,ripe red fruits, blackcurrant and leaf. Nice, suave soft tannins that are long lasting finish.Drink now.Drink Dates: 2002-2014Author: Jito72
While growing grapes in the nutrient-lean, volcanic soils of their La Jota estate is a challenge, the rewards are undeniable. Highly concentrated flavors and muscular tannins slowly ripen to perfection, while the cool winds, diurnal temperature swings and high altitude keep the grape acids impeccably balanced, revealing the distinctive voice of the estate. Viticulturist Mariano Navarro and winemaker Christopher Carpenter gently tame tannins while allowing the intriguing mineral, spice and sweet forest loam characters unique to the estate to enhance the complexity of the opulent fruit.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 159 bottles owned
- 48 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 48 collectors)