La Jota Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain 2012

92/100 @lajotawines Merlot Howell Mountain Napa Valley 2012


Mature damson blackberry blueberry compote sandalwood incense toasted vanilla sweet licorice tobacco toach of balsamic and leather


F body H acidity M+ mellow tannins H alcohol 14.5% P intensity L finish


The wine has a super refine complexity of flavour from primary to tertiary with a great intensity. On palate is also concentrated yet with super soft/mellow tannins structure and the finish is endless accompained by the warming alcohol. It's on its early peak! OUTSTANDING MERLOT