Anakota Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


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California, United States
97 points


Nestled in the heart of Knights Valley, Anakota embodies the very essence of Sonoma County's rustic elegance. Situated within an ancient volcanic zone, this unspoiled and enigmatic locale boasts an extraordinary range of soils and a climate ideally attuned to Bordeaux varietals. Within this exceptional terroir, Anakota crafts two distinct single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons sourced from their prized estate vineyards: Helena Dakota and Helena Montana.

Anakota is a collection of single vineyards, single varietal wines that are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and personify the rustic elegance and spirit of rural Knights Valley, Sonoma County. Rising more than 4,000 feet above sea level, Mount St. Helena looks down on our two prized estate vineyards, Helena Dakota and Helena Montana, which are quietly situated on the rugged flanks of the Mayacamas Mountain Range.


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.

97 points
Jeb Dunnuck

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.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2043
Food pairing
Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with red meat dishes such as steak, lamb, and hearty stews.

Tasting Profile

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.

Anakota Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Anakota Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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