100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Mountain, California.
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SRP of $30 and available for as low as $25 (Saturday Splurge). 1,642 cases produced.
From the bottle:
“Our Sonoma Mountain vineyard sits above the fog line on an eastern-facing plateau, benefiting from full sun without intense heat in the afternoon. The result? Great acidity in the grapes and juicy, vibrant cabernet flavors in the wine.
The 2009 Laurel Glen Counterpoint Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon begins with very pleasant aromas of black cherry, spice, leather, cola and some earthy notes. Tasting reveals nice ripe fruit (blackberry, black cherry and cherry) which is balanced beautifully by cola, licorice, a little tobacco, white pepper and dark chocolate. The whole thing is wrapped up in a very smooth, silky and soft texture. The wine ends dry with very good length and features caramel and tobacco under the rich fruit. Fantastic and somehow even better on day 2.
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