La Jota Cabernet Howell Mountain 2010 Napa California
A stunning library vintage from one of the greatest harvests in living memory, this is an iconic Napa red blend (based on 90% cabernet sauvignon) from Howell Mountain AVA. It is full-bodied, hedonistic and powerful, with profound cassis fruit, rich tannins and superb cedar and dried herb aromatics. Although Napa has missed out on the trend, Howell Mountain, with its cool nights and warm days, is on largely volcanic soils adding a subtle but insistent thread of freshness, or minerality if you prefer. One to drink from now to 2030.