2019 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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JS 99 JD 97 WA 97 TWI 96 DC 95
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, April 2022

Incredibly spicy and aromatic with pumice and cloves. Pops out of the glass. Cedar, too. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins adding tension and creaminess. Long and beautiful. All about class and breeding. Try after 2025.
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana, from chalk soils with western-facing exposition, is the most exuberant in terms of its aromatics, with candied flowers, cherry liqueur, sweet tobacco, and graphite. The fruit...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2022

Deep ruby, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard offers its cassis aromas slowly, continually unfolding to accents of lavender, cured meats, chargrill, coffee and loads of savory spices. Matured 12 months in...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, June 2022

96+ The 2019 Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color. It tears out of the glass with wildly expressive scents of creme de cassis, dried sage, iron ore, and cedar chest, giving way to...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2023

Powerful but still approachable upon release, the nose reveals blackberry, cherry, black tea, and white pepper. Notes of rich mocha and dried herbs show up shortly after. On the palate, flint and minerals give a savoury...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Knights Valley
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the magnificent 2019 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard, a true gem from the esteemed Anakota winery in California's North Coast region. This exceptional red wine is a testament to the winemaker's artistry and the unique terroir of the Knights Valley sub-appellation in Sonoma.

In the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon displays a deep ruby hue that captures the eye and hints at the richness to come. The nose is nothing short of captivating, with an intoxicating blend of spices, pumice, cloves, and cedar wafting from the glass. It is a sensory experience that immediately transports you to a world of opulence and complexity.

On the palate, the 2019 Anakota Helena Montana Vineyard reveals its true magnificence. Full-bodied and velvety, it showcases soft, polished tannins that add both tension and creaminess to the wine's texture. The flavors unfold gracefully, with the cassis aromas slowly giving way to notes of lavender, cured meats, chargrill, coffee, and an array of savory spices. The fruit fills the palate with an intensity that is both exhilarating and balanced, while a refreshing spine of acidity and great mineral texture provides a backbone of elegance.

This wine has garnered high praise from esteemed wine critics. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 99 points, describing it as "all about class and breeding." Jeb Dunnuck was equally enamored, awarding it 97 points and noting its exuberant aromatics and well-integrated tannins. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also bestowed a score of 97 points, praising its lifted and silky palate, youthful fruit, and distinctive oak integration.

With an alcohol content of 14.5%, this wine is a testament to the exceptional quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape cultivated in the Helena Montana Vineyard. It is a wine that demands patience, with critics suggesting it be enjoyed after 2025. However, it also promises great aging potential, making it a worthy addition to any collector's cellar.

In conclusion, the 2019 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard is a wine of unparalleled beauty and sophistication. Its exquisite flavors, elegant structure, and impeccable balance make it a true standout in the world of Cabernet Sauvignon. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, this wine is sure to captivate and delight even the most discerning wine connoisseur.