Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain
Blended with 10% Merlot, this wine sources grapes both from its famous estate, as well as from nearby Pickberry and Murray vineyards. It delights in luxuriously bright acidity and a jammy explosion of blackberry, chocolate, clove and tobacco, the texture roundly approachable.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Counterpoint gives youthful notes of crushed blackberries and black currants with hints of cedar and dried herbs. Full-bodied, firm and muscular, it gives a solid backbone of chewy tannins and nice purity, though it should benefit from a year or two more in bottle.
This is a little lifted, straying into balsamic raspberry territory. Chunky, chewy and racy, so be advised. Drink now. 3,800 cases made.