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Laurel Glen Estate Cabernet, Sonoma Mountain

Laurel Glen Estate Cabernet, Sonoma Mountain Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: Not since 1985 and 1986 has California had back-to-back outstanding vintages. But then along came 2001 and 2002, a pair of rather different vintages that predictably produced different, but spectacular, wines. Where 2001 Laurel Glen is restrained and classical, 2002 makes a dramatic statement with its dense and opaque core and bright ruby rim, its high toned black cherry nose, and long cassis finish. This is a wine that needs a lot of time to show itself, and I’d recommend letting it breathe for several hours before serving it. As for us at Laurel Glen, we think that over time, a wine true to its mountain origins will be more satisfying, and, now with 25 harvests under our belt, we have a track record to support that claim.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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