chris carpenter ca mountainSucculent reds, dramatic and bold with a silky yet lush texture and fruit-filled profile tempered with minerality are a rare treat.

Rich, ripe and intense, with a lively acidity keeping the spirited tannins on a short rein, the mountain wines of  Lokoya, Cardinale, la Jota and Mr. Brave combine power with elegance.

Listen to Winemaker Chris Carpenter (interview on FOOD & WINE TALK WSFG)   as he talks about his work with Jess Jackson and about the serious and rewarding task of working block by block to produce the amazing Mountain Wines of Napa, CA. at a recent tasting in Miami Beach. 

These are unique and seriously-endowed wines meant for collectors/connoisseurs who have the patience to wait for them.


The following wines were poured:

  • 2009 Mt Brave Mt. Veeder Merlot, Napa, CA ($75)
  • 2009 La Jota Vineyard Co Howell Mountain Merlot ($75)
  • 2008 La Jota Vineyard Co W.S. Keyes Vineyard Merlot ($125)
  • 2006 Cardinale ($250)
  • 2009 Cardinale ($250)
  • 2009 Lokoya Mr. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ($350)
  • 2009 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($350)