Wine Maker Notes
Beautifully dense deep purple color, and a classic cassis nose with notes of black pepper, cherry liqueur, rose petal and vanilla make for a very refined and seductive first impression. On the palate the flavor is mouth filling but nuanced, with a pleasant astringency. The tannins are fine and the finish is quite refreshing, yet long and multi-layered, beginning with black currant and ending with red cherry and pepper. It is already destined to be one of the better wines from this historic vineyard.This wine was blended and bottled by David Ramey and Randall Watkins, from the wine left in barrel by the previous team of Ray Kaufmann and Patrick Campbell. The remarkable quality of this wine shows the promise of what is to come from Laurel Glen Vineyard.