Luck was on Anakota’s side in 2017 as an early harvest meant the wines were safely in barrel before the world caught fire around them. This Helena Montana Vineyard is reminiscent of a young Bordeaux with its aromatics of fresh raspberry and dried bay leaf framed in French oak notes of vanilla and cardamom. Fresh, juicy flavors meet refined tannins and vibrant acidity for a beautifully balanced cruise through the long, perfumed finish.
Fruit for this was harvested on September 8th, and the wine was bottled six months ago. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard gives up exuberant notions of warm blueberries, crème de cassis, lilacs and chocolate box with hints of fertile loam, licorice and menthol. Medium-bodied, elegant, very fresh and juicy, the palate has beautifully ripe, fine-grained tannins supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and perfumed. 1,200 cases produced.