Three stars on WYPR's Cellar Notes. A little pricey for me.
gorgeous structure, reasonable extraction, delicate tannins. a soft hand in an otherwise heavy-handed cabernet race.
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!
External Reviews for Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Big scaled and displays very ripe fruit with strongsupporting acidity and great minerality. It exudes a rich cassis aroma that is simply intoxicating.
Solid, chunky and firm, with pretty black cherry, wild berry, plum and raspberry flavors, finishing with tight, chewy tannins. Best from 2002 through 2009.
Tight and intense, with a firm, concentrated band of currant, anise, cedar, tar and spice notes. Needs time to soften and evolve. Best from 2002 through 2010.
Well crafted, if a bit on the austere side, well focused on a core of currant and black cherry, with light toast and cedary oak shadings. Finishes with firm, round tannins and a trace of mineral. Good structure. Best from 2001 through 2009.
Deep ruby. Pungent, mineral-accented cherry and cassis aromas, with herb and espresso accents. Ripe dark fruit flavors are complicated by iron and sassafras, with a deeper, earthier quality coming on with air. A brooding, deeply concentrated wine, with impressive power and lingering notes of dark cherry and candied licorice. Give this some air.
Black olive, plum, herb and sage notes are taut, concentrated and dry on the palate, balanced and supported by firm tannins. Needs time. Best to decant for now. Best from 2009 through 2018.
Classic Laurel Glen, a Cabermet stuffed with dense, thrillingly ripe fruit, yet surrounded by dusty mountain tannins that warrant cellaring. The flavors are as intricate as a tapestry, weaving together black currants, blueberries, plums, cocoa, macaroons, spices and sweet oak. Thoroughly dry, this is great Laurel Glen. Decant now; drinkable through at least 2015.