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1996 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 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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1996 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain

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

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90-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 1998

Vibrant, slightly inky aroma of redcurrant and tobacco. Ripe and stuffed with fruit; large-scaled and impressively structured. Closed up in the glass. Very long on the aftertaste, with a boatload of ripe tannins. Should be a very strong vintage for this wine.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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