Anakota Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$109

...Even as impressive, but showing more truffles, charcoal, graphite and camphor, along with blackberry and cassis, is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota (1,017 cases). This wine shows even more fruit than its sibling and is bigger, bolder and slightly broader across the palate... highly recommended... brilliant effort... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Ron R Delectable Pro

Surprised at how well this showed. Sometimes age on a wine comes on its own. In this case, I’m impressed because of its ethereal demeanor. Excellent poise and balance. All fruit on the mid palate. Cherries, coffee nibs and soft brown sugar. Pure and precise with tight acidity. I wasn’t an Anakota fan, but I’m very willing to rethink that now.

Surprised at how well this showed. Sometimes age on a wine comes on its own. In this case, I’m impressed because of its ethereal demeanor. Excellent poise and balance. All fruit on the mid palate. Cherries, coffee nibs and soft brown sugar. Pure and precise with tight acidity. I wasn’t an Anakota fan, but I’m very willing to rethink that now.

9.4

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

Mouthwatering tannins (from both fruit and oak) but still manages to keep an amazing balance. A great wine!

Mouthwatering tannins (from both fruit and oak) but still manages to keep an amazing balance. A great wine!

9.3

Bradley Wasserman Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Hospitality Cardinale Winery

Just about right...opened a few days ago and left over after RMP's visit on Wednesday.

Just about right...opened a few days ago and left over after RMP's visit on Wednesday.

9.1

A B

Big yet light and rounded. More balanced than 2015. Dark berries underpinned with Graphite and charcoal. Tight finish. Very smooth. Josh and Debbie at Berns.

Big yet light and rounded. More balanced than 2015. Dark berries underpinned with Graphite and charcoal. Tight finish. Very smooth. Josh and Debbie at Berns.

9.3

TheSkip

Mrs liked this.

Mrs liked this.

9.0

TheSkip

Great! Really enjoyed the notions of mocha and dark fruits.

Great! Really enjoyed the notions of mocha and dark fruits.

9.3

Lucas Medola

Excellent California cab. Dark and shine violet. Dense and full bodied. Notes of vanilla and toasted wood from oak aging, blackberry and cherry. In mouth, extremelly well balanced, smooth, full bodied, great acidity and soft tannins. Again, black ripe berries, cherry, little oak, mint and intense and fresh end in mouth. Gets better after 30-45 mins, so decanting for this is highly recommended to get the best from this wine.

Excellent California cab. Dark and shine violet. Dense and full bodied. Notes of vanilla and toasted wood from oak aging, blackberry and cherry. In mouth, extremelly well balanced, smooth, full bodied, great acidity and soft tannins. Again, black ripe berries, cherry, little oak, mint and intense and fresh end in mouth. Gets better after 30-45 mins, so decanting for this is highly recommended to get the best from this wine.

9.1

Ron R Delectable Pro

Floral nose, with hints of ripe raspberries. Refined palete, which oozes Black cherries, coffee, and kirsch. Finishes sweet, and textured. Tannins will enable this to sail on for another 7 years or so.

Floral nose, with hints of ripe raspberries. Refined palete, which oozes Black cherries, coffee, and kirsch. Finishes sweet, and textured. Tannins will enable this to sail on for another 7 years or so.

9.3

Daniel Andersen

Taste French. Rich bold

Taste French. Rich bold

10

Ray Vanderhoff

Powerful Cab! Aromas of blackberry and black current. Blueberry jam, chocolate, coffee and charcoal on the pallet. Rich and voluptuous!

Powerful Cab! Aromas of blackberry and black current. Blueberry jam, chocolate, coffee and charcoal on the pallet. Rich and voluptuous!

9.2

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