The Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolute knockout in this vintage. The vineyard sits at 950ft and runs northeast to southwest on the eastern side of Highway 128. Its proximity to the hills, knolls and trees, routes cool, westerly winds away from the vines, and vines perpendicular to the prevailing winds provides even more protection. The wine itself is simply stunning as it opens to striking aromas of ripe blackberries and dark currents woven together with graphite, mocha and hints of loamy minerality. This full-bodied red displays remarkable depth and concentration with outstanding overall balance, as it is focused around dense ripe dark fruits at its core. While already incredibly appealing, I expect this sensational Cabernet will evolve gracefully for many years to come.