Laurel Glen Vineyard
Region: Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, CA
Up high, above the fog, tucked away near the top of Sonoma Mountain is a hidden gem of a vineyard growing iconic Cabernet Sauvignon. The lineage of this vineyard dates back over 100 years. A remarkable detail to note as you taste this wine is that it was made of 100% free run juice, a winemaking approach rarely used for red wines, but one that produces balanced and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Beautifully dense deep purple color, and a classic cassis nose with notes of black pepper, cherry liqueur, rose petal and vanilla make for a very refined and seductive first impression. On the palate the flavor is mouth filling but nuanced, with a pleasant astringency. The tannins are fine and the finish is quite refreshing, yet long and multi-layered, beginning with black currant and ending with red cherry and pepper. It is already destined to be one of the better wines from this historic vineyard."
Grapes100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AgeabilityDrink now or hold 7-10 years
Consulting Winemaker - David Ramey
Viticulturalist - Phil Coturri
General Manager/Partner - Bettina Sichel
- Vineyard location - high altitude, Eastern exposure, rocky soils, small diurnal temperature swings
- Only free run juice used in making this 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
- 100% Estate grown
- 55% New oak