Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot Series
Introducing a new Cabernet Sauvignon from Laurel Glen Vineyard. The Lot series, premiering with Lot 44 from the 2012 vintage, is our effort to connect the past to the future.
In 2011, an ambitious team led by Bettina Sichel took over Laurel Glen Vineyard from founder Patrick Campbell. The many quality-oriented improvements we’ve made have resulted in wines that preserve the nuanced layers of flavor of the past, while adding intensity and texture.
The Lot Series is our homage to the Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernets of the mid-1980's and 1990's. Beginning with the 2012 vintage, Randall Watkins set out to make a wine that will have the depth and complexity to reward extended cellaring. In 2012, 8 barrels met our criteria. In 2013, only 6 barrels were selected.
Each vintage will be unique and thus only 2012 will be called Lot 44, a reference to the fact that 2012 marks 44 years since Cabernet Sauvignon was first planted at Laurel Glen Vineyard.
Our aim is a wine which calls to mind the depth and vitality of the finest of Patrick Campbell’s vintages, overlaid by the plushness and polish that characterizes the Randall Watkins era.
2013 Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 45 offers a complex nose of cassis, baked blackberries and dried plums with touches of bay leaves, pencil shavings, menthol and mocha. Full, rich and packed with matured Cabernet flavors, it is built like a brick house with a solid structure of grainy tannins and just enough freshness to lift the long finish."
- 91 points, Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker