Laurel Glen Sonoma Mountain Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 50629
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

One of the best values in California Cabernet from one of the most consistent good California wineries. This blend of Cabernet and Merlot has it all - rich fruit, velvety tannins, and a long, juicy finish. It will even continue to improve with some time in the bottle.

If 1998 was the year to try men's souls (and winemaking abilities), 1999 was the year to gladden our hearts. North, south, east, and west, from alicante bouschet to zinfandel, vintage 1999 produced splendid wines, and Sonoma Mountain was no exception. Although the crop was small, the quality was high: a long and even growing year, devoid of temperature extremes, and with a normal late-September harvest, produced beautiful ripening. 1999 Counterpoint Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dark, almost opaque core surrounded with an intense purple rim, which presages the deep black fruit/dusty cassis/mulberry nose. As with all Laurel Glen wines, from REDS to Laurel Glen itself, this Counterpoint is enlivened with a moderate natural acidity, which makes it delicious with food and which distinguishes it from so many of its jammy-fruited peers. The acid is balanced by the deep fruit core of the wine, which also lends a roundness to the fine tannins. The result is a well balanced, broad-shouldered wine, rounded and full of the typical Laurel Glen character. It should be pretty tasty with grilled meats and full-flavored foods.

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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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