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2000 La Jota - Cabernet Sauvignon 19th Anniversary

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 121180-2000-750-1A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A mix of ripe, supple currant, plum and black cherry, with pretty herb, earth and sage notes that are concentrated and intense. Has firm tannins but also good length. 1,385 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Yayo
La Jota wines are handcrafted at the original 1898 Fieldstone winery and hillside cave. From the low yielding vines of 28 mountain acres, La Jota produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and their crown jewel, the annual Heritage Release Cabernet Sauvignon (formerly the Anniversary Release).

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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 109 bottles owned
  • 25 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 25 collectors)