On the other side of that coin toss, is the Helena Montana vineyard, neighboring renowned Knights Valley producer Peter Michael. Much like the power running back Derrick Henry from the Tennessee Titans posseses, Cabernet produced from this vineyard and concentrated and powerful, with dark fruit flavors, spice, minerals and muscular tannins.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) comes from a vineyard that contains more volcanic rock. Deep purple-black in color, it reveals slightly tarry notes to begin, soon opening out to beautiful black cherry, black berry and warm cassis scents with hints of cigar box, charcuterie, licorice and Indian spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness supporting the densely packed earth layers, finishing very long and savory. This needs time! 920 cases produced.