Red

2009 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Knights Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Mdb1982 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 8, 2021 - This Anakota is very good. It's 2009, so it has really mellowed and is very smooth. Still has a prominent dark fruit flavor but you can taste the minerals too. Nice balance.

    From winemaker:

    Cooling breezes in this vineyard slow down the ripening of the grapes and result in wines that are packed with elegance, complexity and finesse. A pure mountain stream and rocky ridge separate this vineyard from our Helena Montana vineyard.

    Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard explodes from the glass with wonderfully profound, expressive notions of baked plums, Black Forest cake, chargrill, molten rocks, tapenade and woodsmoke with nuances of dried flowers, bay leaves, truffles and unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied and firm, with fantastic freshness, the palate is laden with black fruit preserves and savory layers, finishing on a lingering savory note. 800 cases were made.

  • tortega97 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 12, 2020 - Forest floor, black fruit, plum, tobacco, leather. Drinking great now but could probably hold on another 10!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rmalloy Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 2, 2020 - Very good. Smooth and sweet flavors of plums, prunes, leather, and cola. Anchored by strong tannins; seasoned with moderate pyrazines. Tastes at peak to me.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Geaux Tigers wrote: flawed

    December 5, 2019 - Old mold, must and grandma’s house. Tried a decant , this is dead.

  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 2, 2019 - Last wine of the night but showed well. Restrained but dark fruit emerged nicely. Tannins and oak were perfectly integrated. Plenty of acid indicates this has many years left. PQR on this is phenomenal!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/4/2014 (link) 92 points

    (Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard) Very dark ruby color; ripe red currant, cedar, black currant nose; rich, tight, tart black currant, cedar, ripe black fruit palate with suave, sweet tannins; needs 4 years; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Anakota
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Helena Dakota Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Knights Valley
  • UPC Code 784798410011

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 541 (58%)
  • Consumed 386 (42%)

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