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.