Helena Dakota

Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon

Helena Dakota is defined by its power, structure and sophistication. It is an intricate Cabernet Sauvignon that reflects both the terroir of the site and the influence of the surrounding Knights Valley AVA. It possesses layers of plums, anise, cassis, leather, bay leaf and cedar. Galvanized by a streak of minerals and bold tannins. Helena Dakota is a solidly-built wine that stands the test of time. 

Helena Dakota Vineyard

This sloping, 12-acre vineyard runs southeast to northwest at roughly 750 feet above sea level. It features soft, reddish brown, gravelly, silt loam soils speckled with rocks. Prevailing westerly winds blow over a large pond and continue uphill parallel to the rows of vines. These cooling breezes slow the ripening process creating wines that are both powerful and balanced with red fruit flavors, notable minerality and graceful tannins. Pierre says the Cabernet from Helena Dakota remind him of Pauillac or Saint-Estèphe.

Tasting Profile

Flavor Profile: Truffles, toasted nut, cigar box, clove, cedar and damp rose petals with velvety tannins 

Elevation: 750 ft
Soil: Red-brown silt loam
Vineyard: Deep roots, larger vines
Cellar Aging: 20 years
Helena Dokta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
Drawn Illustration image of cedar leaves, rose petals, and coffee beans wine descriptor