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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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2006
($30) Red-ruby. Coolish aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, leather and mint, plus a faint dusty quality. Fairly dense and sweet, but the black plum flavor shows a slightly green, tart edge and the leathery element is a bit intrusive. Doesn't have quite the strength and ripeness of material of the 2002 version of this bottling.
A nice drinking experience,
My wife and I recently "grabbed" a wine from our cellar without looking at the bottle. With the first taste we had to look at the label because we both remarked "wow! what is this?" It was so good we ordered more!
True to Form
This Counterpoint reminded me of the great 1980's Laurel Glen Estate wines. Subtle, fresh, balanced, and great acidity. This is an old world wine that has great nuances of cassis, blackberry, and plum. You also get those moutain herbs. Fantastic!
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Soft as velvet
Nice bouquet, good color, and soft and smooth from start to finish with just enough backbone to remind you it is a Cab.
This is pretty one-dimensional. There is nothing bad about it, but nothing that really stands out and makes you take notice. Very soft with pleasing flavors, but very little structure that would tell that it is going to improve. There are many better choices below this price point, even from this geography.
Despite a one-dimensional introduction
She promises favor with a little decanting --
A couple hours au lit de la bouteille, perhaps. . .
So vivid and violet, her eyes and ruby lips --
Blushing upon a fumbling first kiss,
But leaving you wondering about a second date.
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