1994 Laurel Glen Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Patrick and Faith Campbell began farming Laurel Glen in 1977. The vineyards, most of which were replanted in 1968, now encompass some 35 acres in 9 contiguous blocks on the red, rocky, volcanic eastern facing slopes of Sonoma Mountain at the 1000' elevation above Glen Ellen. Average yield in these sparse soils is 1.5 - 2.5 tons per acre. Farming is organic and meticulous. Laurel Glen and Counterpoint are 100% cabernet sauvignon.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Laurel Glen is one of California's most admirable operations, and its estate Cabernet Sauvignon is at the top of the qualitative hierarchy. The 1994 reveals an opaque purple color, and a tight but promising nose of jammy black fruits, spice, earth, and a whiff of Provencal herbs. Full-bodied, with layers of chewy, fleshy, ripe fruit, this highly-extracted, moderately-tannic, blockbuster Cabernet should prove to be accessible when released. That being said, this wine should be cellared for 4-5 years and drunk over the following 15-20.