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2005 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Counterpoint Sonoma Mountain
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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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2005 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Counterpoint Sonoma Mountain

Producer: Laurel Glen Vineyard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($30) Deep ruby color. Spicy blackberry and cherry on the nose, with suave spice and floral qualities adding complexity. Clean, sharply focused red and dark berry flavors offer very good energy and silky texture, picking up a refreshingly bitter licorice quality with air. Leaves strong cassis and floral pastille flavors behind, along with zesty minerals. Quite elegantly styled.

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Beautiful wine
by Carithers12112375
I tried one and have put the other down. It is a wonderful treat.
Give it time!
by mindystone
Opened one in early 2010, good but think it'll be better with 6mos-1yr later.
One of the better Sonoma Cabs I've had
by Kerr12388222
I've learned that Wine Access wines need more air than I had been used to, but with a little more air, they are solid wines and worth the wait. This wine was no exception. My only small complaint is the high level of alcohol, but most of my friends consider these "value" wines.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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