2018 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
2018 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard
  • WA 99
  • JD 98
  • JS 97
  • VN 94

$134.94

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$134.94

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2021
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard was aged for 12 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has a profound yet slightly broody nose to begin, slowly...   Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard was aged for 12 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has a profound yet slightly broody nose to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal wonderfully fragrant notes of wild blueberries, black cherries, dark chocolate and warm cassis, followed by nuances of garrigue, violets, tar and licorice plus a touch of wet stones. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has gorgeous velvety tannins and finely knit freshness supporting generous black and blue fruits, finishing very long and achingly fragrant. Wow. 1,000 cases were made.- LPB  
JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
(98+ points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard is even more concentrated and dense, with a massive core of ripe blackcurrants, crushed stone, leather, tobacco, spicy oak, and graphite, and it has this...   (98+ points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard is even more concentrated and dense, with a massive core of ripe blackcurrants, crushed stone, leather, tobacco, spicy oak, and graphite, and it has this burning ember-like character that reminds me of a great Hermitage. More medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has remarkable balance, ultra-fine tannins, a great spine of acidity, and one heck of a finish. As with the Helena Montana Vineyard, it's a baby that needs at least 4-5 years of bottle age and will have 30+ years of longevity. It's on par with the finest Bordeaux blends coming out of California today.  
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, April 2021
Blueberry and blackberry with pine-cone and violet undertones. Blackcurrants, too. Full-bodied with very chewy yet fine tannins and a long, long finish. Gravel and stone undertones at the end. Velvety texture. Drink in...   Blueberry and blackberry with pine-cone and violet undertones. Blackcurrants, too. Full-bodied with very chewy yet fine tannins and a long, long finish. Gravel and stone undertones at the end. Velvety texture. Drink in 2023 and onwards.  
VN 94
Vinous, April 2020
(91-94 points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard is laced with intense mineral and savory notes that give the wine so much character and personality. Graphite, licorice, lavender, grilled herbs and...   (91-94 points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard is laced with intense mineral and savory notes that give the wine so much character and personality. Graphite, licorice, lavender, grilled herbs and menthol infuse the 2018 with tons of complexity to fill out its broad, ample frame. Vivid and wonderfully nuanced, the 2018 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Knights Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork