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About Laurel Glen Vineyard
The precious 3-acre parcel that gave birth to Laurel Glen Vineyard was first planted by German immigrants back in 1880. But it was Patrick Campbell who rediscovered the plot in 1974 and set to work expanding the vineyard to its current size of 16 acres.
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006
($55) Good bright ruby-red. Black cherry, cassis, licorice and minerals on the nose, with hints of band-aid and mint. A bit riper than the Counterpoint, but still a tad tart, with the blackcurrant and mint flavors firmed by slightly spiky acidity. Here the tannins are broader and sweeter than those of the Counterpoint. Patrick Campbell considers 2003 a cooler than average vintage and told me he did a lot of "editing" to come up with this flagship bottling. This may well merit a higher score with bottle aging.