Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Sonoma Mountain, USA

Laurel Glen

Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Sonoma Mountain, California, USA. 14.4% ABV.

Savoury flavours, coupled with bright acid. A tasty food-friendly wine. Aromas of raspberry fruit, coupled with notes of cassis, anise, a hint of mushroom and cracked black pepper.

Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

'Warm spices and pencil shavings meet some minty notes and a medicinal element too - this is soft and easy-drinking, with some additional black pepper and blackcurrant jam.' Tom Forrest, team leader. 'Some violet notes joining some fruit and liquorice - this is well-made with good structure.' Nuno Pereira, Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel.

Producer Profile Laurel Glen

Established in 1968, this Sonoma Mountain estate vineyard focuses on producing memorable Cabernet Sauvignon. One hundred percent organic, Laurel Glen Vineyard has been made with minimal handling, using gravity flow whenever possible, and keeping all lots separate. Their winemaking philosophy is to produce structured mountain wines that are also supple, intense, fragrant and balanced. The estate of 94 hectares focuses primarily on red wines. In 2011, Bettina Sichel and her ambitious team took over the management from founder Patrick Campbell.

Vendor: Laurel Glen