Big scaled and displays very ripe fruit with strong
supporting acidity and great minerality. It exudes a rich cassis aroma that is simply intoxicating.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The saturated ruby/purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon; just under 1,000 cases produced) was aged 30 months in French oak (50% new). It reveals an attractive, tightly knit nose of forest floor, blackberries and black currants, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, and plenty of structure, tannin, depth and richness. Clearly built for long-term cellaring, this textbook mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should be consumed between 2017 and 2030. It is the finest Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon I have tasted in over a decade. (Dec 2013)
Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is made entirely from estate-grown grapes and produced from vines planted between 1968 and 2004. It is intensely dark, with ripe and integrated tannins for long term ageing potential. While the wine is redolent of cassis and berry flavors, it has a haunting spiciness, almost a floral note. The wine is at once large-scaled and delicate. A critic recently described Laurel Glen as displaying a “firm, supple roundness and woodland-cassis perfume,” an apt observation.
Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon does not display the typical massive and gritty tannic attributes of many California mountain Cabernets, rather it shows a refinement and elegance more typically identified with European wine.
|14.5% alcohol; contains sulfites