The 2017 Anakota Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is defined by its power, structure and sophistication and reflects the lower vineyard at roughly 750 feet. The 2017 Helena Dakota expresses perfumed aromatics of violet blossom and blackberry liquor with subtle notes of menthol and dried black currants. The luxurious, silky palate is accompanied by hints of toasted baking spices and tobacco leaf. Each element is beautifully integrated and complimented with velvety tannins and vibrant acidity which drive its satisfyingly long finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Knights Valley AVA
Aging: 13 months in French oak barrels, 70% new
Winemaker: Pierre Seillan
96 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard, bottled six months ago, is very deep purple-black in color. Red roses waft sensuously, provocatively out of the glass, taking center stage until the notes of kirsch, blackberries and black raspberries come through, followed by Ceylon tea and forest floor. The palate is medium-bodied, very freshly perfumed and drop-dead gorgeous in the mouth, with a firm, grainy frame and long, mineral-laced finish. 900 cases produced." -LPB, 10/31/19