Laurel Glen Sonoma Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$68.99
Item No. 28617
  • red wine
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1997 Laurel Glen Sonoma Mountain is a wine of contrasts: massive, but suave; powerful, but balanced; delicious now, but decidedly an ager.

It's dark purple at the rim with a black center and it literally stains the glass for minutes. The aroma is full with warm dark berry fruits and is unusually generous at this stage of development; its background of minerals and spices is typical of the vineyard. Given the broad-shouldered scale of the wine, you might expect a ferocious lashing of tannin and alcohol in the mouth. Au contraire, mes amis. Normally we recommend that Laurel Glen be held for a few years to show its best, but this vintage, amazingly, seems to drink well right now.

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Laurel Glen Vineyard, a thousand feet up the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, has long been considered one of the iconic Cabernet vineyards of California. Originally planted in the 1880"s, the present-day vineyard was developed in the 1970"s by Sonoma wine pioneer Patrick Campbell. The 1st vintage of Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was made in 1981. The vineyard"s combination of...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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