Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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The 2012 vintage is available for: $29.99
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Item No. 87455
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2003 Counterpoint displays a fine violet rim with a black core - typical of Laurel Glen's mountain vineyard, that presages its brightness and depth. The long and mostly cool growing season produced aromas of great finesse and complex flavors. Compared to its predecessor, the exuberant 2002, this vintage is decidedly more restrained.

Its nose is a lovely mélange of violets, dark cherries, and a haunting citrus note almost reminiscent of Malbec, which develops after the bottle has been open for a few hours. In short, it's an inviting and pretty wine with a supple, but intense, core.

Laurel Glen blends all Counterpoints to be enjoyed early, although one can also wait for this wine to develop in the bottle for a few years. This is why they select lots that display rounded tannins and bright fruit in the mouth.

This vintage is true to form. Underlying the supple tannins, however, is a density of fruit and a focused purity that recalls its aromas. The 2003 Counterpoint is fully within the Laurel Glen house style with its juicy acidity and deep core and like all Laurel Glen wines, it is made to be enjoyed with food.

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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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Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of lots from the vineyard which display more forward fruit and softer tannins, ...
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