La Jota Vineyard was made world-famous by W.S. Keyes who founded this Howell Mountain region in the 1890s and pronounced it as the ideal source for bold, full-bodied and long aging wines. The volcanic soils of La Jota, high attitude and elevation a well as the cooler climate of this unique vineyard site has continued to yield wines of great fruit intensity, structure and aging potential.
La Jota Vineyard Company continues to craft Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlots from Howell Mountain that are exceptionally bold, long-aging and full-bodied wines.
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The wines of La Jota are currently offered by reservations only at the Cardinale Tasting Room in Oakville, in the heart of the Napa Valley. Wines are served by the glass or as a flight with a selection of artisan cheeses. All tastings are led by an experienced wine educator, and tariffs vary by selection.
Special flights include the following:
Current Heritage Release and Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Vertical flight of three vintages of one varietal
An Estate Sommelier Tasting that offers a comparative flight of wines from the La Jota Vineyard Co. and other Howell Mountain producers