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Anakota 2018 Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
Anakota 2018 Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
Anakota 2018 Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Replenishing winter rains ushered an exceptional start to the 2018 growing season, leading to a lengthy budbreak and flowering,with nearly perfect fruit-set throughout a cool spring. Warm weather and bright sunshine settled in by June, but the nightsremained very cool, and the season progressed without any major heat spikes. These ideal conditions continued well into thefall, leading to even ripening of tannins, sugar levels, and acidity. The 2018 Helena Montana is focused and powerful on thenose, showing ripe red and black currant, along with dried bouquet garni, and a subtle frame of sweet baking spices. The palateis a tour de force of varied fruit and non-fruit flavors, wrapped around a powerful core, teeming with firm tannin and juicy acidity.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 97+ Points
"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard spent 12 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from the glass with bold scents of fresh blackberries, black currants and mulberries plus suggestions of cedar chest, pencil lead, iron ore and truffles, with emerging wafts of crushed rocks and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers firm, grainy, exquisitely ripe tannins and seamless freshness supporting layer upon layer of black fruits, finishing on a long-lingering fragrant earth note. "

Jeb Dunnuck - 97 Points
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard hails from a single vineyard in Knights Valley located at 950 feet in elevation. It has a brilliant nose of savory red and black currants, dried herbs, saddle leather, and tobacco, with a decidedly Bordeaux-like vibe in both its aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated, with ripe tannins on the palate, this is a serious, captivating, incredibly impressive Cabernet that will shine for at least two decades. You could put this beauty in a lineup of First Growth Bordeaux and it would do just fine."

James Suckling - 94 Points
"Lots of pine and walnut with gravel and dark fruit on the nose. Itís very fine-tannined with nice austerity and a dusty texture. Long and juicy. Needs to soften. Better in a year or two. Try after 2023."




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