At nearly 12.5 acres, the “hilly” Helena Dakota vineyard offers “compelling savoriness of char-grilled meat and roasted nuts on the nose with a core of crème de cassis, violets and crushed plums plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied and tautly structured with firm, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, it has an incredible depth of primary fruit and earthy layers, finishing with incredible length and a lovely mineral hint” boasts the Wine Advocate. This wine reminds us of a hypothetical blend of Sonoma and a great right bank Cabernet from Bordeaux with depth and ripeness but packed with elegance and finesse. Could be one of the best Cab’s we have tried this year from this Sonoma Valley and Peter Michael fan’s should take note of this one!
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard gives up notes of coffee grounds, chocolate box and warm blueberries with hints of black currant cordial and blackberry pie, plus touches of tar and black soil. Medium-bodied and totally laden with tightly packed fruit layers and great tension, it has a very firm frame of grainy tannins and epic length.