Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Much like the 86 this had a wonderful nose with cassis and herb in harmony and gentle backing tones of wood spice and eucalyptus. Big and chewy in the mouth with superbly refreshing acidity that prevented this from becoming ponderous. This seems a touch hot and short at this moment though the wine is packed with fruit and tannin that are very well managed so this should have a long life ahead but tonight it is a touch diffuse. 90pts

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Laurel Glen Vineyard:
Laurel Glen is divided into three regions: Sonoma Mountain Estate Cabernet, California Heartland Reds, and Argentine old vine cabernet and malbec from the province of Mendoza. Each region is comprised of two wines: special lot selection and vineyard blend. Vineyards are sustainably farmed and winemaking is traditional and non-interventionist. All Laurel Glen wines reflect their vineyard orig... Read more
Laurel Glen is divided into three regions: Sonoma Mountain Estate Cabernet, California Heartland Reds, and Argentine old vine cabernet and malbec from the province of Mendoza. Each region is comprised of two wines: special lot selection and vineyard blend. Vineyards are sustainably farmed and winemaking is traditional and non-interventionist. All Laurel Glen wines reflect their vineyard origins, and are consciously made to favor depth and complexity over fruit-forward expression. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,769
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 06/01/2009

Much like the 86 this had a wonderful nose with cassis and herb in harmony and gentle backing tones of wood spice and eucalyptus. Big and chewy in the mouth with superbly refreshing acidity that prevented this from becoming ponderous. This seems a touch hot and short at this moment though the wine is packed with fruit and tannin that are very well managed so this should have a long life ahead but tonight it is a touch diffuse. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,769
4.50 5
Vintage: 1986 06/01/2009

A nice dose as ass leather great the nose but behind it this is very clear and pure with black currants, eucalytptus, and soil tones. It's dense and chewy in the mouth with solid supporting acidity and tannins that remain slightly chalky. It's got great length and comes off as a particulerly sinewy, muscular example of Sonoma Mountain Cabernet that may benefit from another several years in the cellar. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,769
4.50 5
Vintage: 1985 11/07/2008

This is just classic California Cabernet at peak rich with ripe cassis fruit gentle edged in earthy tones with just a hint of ripe herbal notes adding complexity and an undercurrent of leather growing in the glass. Perfectly resolved in the mouth with fine balance and bright acids offer a counterpoint to the sweet red fruit, the core of fruit is just wonderfully ripe and rich and the juicy acids extend the medium long finish. Delicious! 93pts


Member Reviews for Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain

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Snooth User: yanas
86189073
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/02/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Red Sun
73442030
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/17/2011

Definitely dark and spicy...I really enjoyed this bottle of wine.


Snooth User: texascarl
17002612
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/06/2009

Year in, year out a delicious blend. My 'house red'. If only all winemakers paid this much attention to their 'lesser' wine. My hat's off to Patrick Campbell, who adds value by cutting out middlemen, not cutting corners.


Snooth User: jenrub
49347855
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/06/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: solargecko
488684281
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/09/2010

Three stars on WYPR's Cellar Notes. A little pricey for me.

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  • Snooth User: Winelyman
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2004 07/26/2010

    gorgeous structure, reasonable extraction, delicate tannins. a soft hand in an otherwise heavy-handed cabernet race.


    Snooth User: Torrontesfan
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    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2004 01/08/2010

    I was surprised at how drinkable it was right not considering how ageable Laurel Glen can be. I love how smooth it is yet with a full and complex flavor. Yum!


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    External Reviews for Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    01/20/2015

    The saturated ruby/purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon; just under 1,000 cases produced) was aged 30 months in French oak (50% new). It reveals an attractive, tightly knit nose of forest floor, blackberries and black currants, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, and plenty of structure, tannin, depth and richness. Clearly built for long-term cellaring, this textbook mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should be consumed between 2017 and 2030. It is the finest Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon I have tasted in over a decade.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    01/20/2015

    This was the final vintage Patrick Campbell fully presided over before selling the winery. It’s a dense and compact wine, showing mountain tannins framing black currant, cassis, mineral, violet and new oak flavors. Despite the opulence, the finish is dry. Made from 100% Cabernet, the wine needs time in the cellar. Try it after 2018, and it should be rolling along in the mid-2020s.


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

    Bordeaux-like with measured ripeness and structure this cool climate Cabernet shows off flavors of herb dried berry black cherry and black licorice. Gains depth and maintains focus through the finish. Should reward short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2022. JL Wine Spectator.


    External Review
    Source: Luxurious Drinks
    Vintage: 2008 10/03/2013

    Red wine - 2008 - Laurel Glen Reds - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Caubernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


    External Review
    Source: Luxurious Drinks
    Vintage: 2008 10/22/2014

    Red wine 2008 Laurel Glen Reds USA Region: California Apellation: Sonoma Caubernet Sauvignon 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 09/17/2011

    A sort of second wine to Laurel Glen s estate Cabernet, this is quite simply a wonderful wine. It s dry, tannic and crisply balanced, with rich flavors of blackberries, currants, cola, herbs and sweet, smoky sandalwood. Really compelling, and at this price, a steal in a great coastal California Cabernet.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 10/15/2009

    This is a dark reddish-purple wine, almost black at the center. Fresh, fruit-centered aromas of red and black plums, cherries and berries add a warm note of spice. Full, ripe and juicy fruit flavors are well structured by fresh-fruit acidity.


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