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Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard El. 950 Feettext
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Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard El. 950 Feet 2018

Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, United StatesHelena Montana Vineyard runs northeast to southwest at an elevation of 950 feet above sea level. It is an impressive 60 acres, featuring vast rolling hillsides and benches that tilt as much as 30 degrees, allowing them to capture an adequate supply of sunlight. The soils are described as firm, dense, white/yellow gravelly loam that drain well. It was tasted alongside its El. 750 Feet Helena Dakota Vineyard sibling. The differences are subtle, but Helena Montana cab presents with a bit more power showing some of the bigger, more mountain characters. The fruit is black and spicy, the tannins dense and at this point fairly muscular, but in the hands of winemaker Pierre Seillan there is always balance and elegance, and the biggest key of all is the juicy acidity to keep it fresh. The wine spends 13 months in 90 percent new French oak.Tasted: 31 October 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 114.99 select private retailers Producer: AnakotaDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 554295UPC: 784798410011