WA 95+ AG (92-94) IWC (92-94) Pts - According to Robert Parker - The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard is cut from the same cloth. Its opaque purple color and sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with crushed rock and forest floor notes lead to a broad, rich, full-bodied mouthfeel with excruciatingly high tannins and intense power and richness. It should be forgotten for at least a decade.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard stands out for its delineation and nuance. A vibrant, powerful wine, the 2010 faithfully expresses the signatures of this site. Violets, cloves, blackberry jam and white pepper all make an appearance in this luscious full-bodied wine. The 2010 is both a large-scaled and opulent, yet it also has great underlying intensity and tannin. Mocha, sweet spices and a hint of French oak inform the serious, intense finish. As always, the Helena Montana is sleek and polished. In 2010, it is particularly compelling.
According to International Wine Cellar - (from pale volcanic ash soil; the Helena Dakota is from reddish-brown silty loam and rocks): Bright medium ruby. Lovely lift to the aromas of black fruits and leather. Juicy and intense but not yet as expressive as the Helena Dakota (the Montana has a slightly lower pH). The black fruit flavors offers excellent definition though, and are joined by dark chocolate on the powerful, broad, very long finish, which features big, ripe, horizontal tannins and excellent lift. Both of these 2010s are powerful and dense without being excessively high in alcohol (they're 14.3% and 14.2%, respectively). 14.5% ABV.
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gtin No Size 750 ML Standard Rating 95 Points, 94 Points
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