A New Cabernet Sauvignon
Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot Series
Introducing the Lot series, premiering with Lot 44 from the 2012 vintage. Our effort to connect the past to the future.
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 chooses the barrels with the most power and personality from Laurel Glen Vineyard. Most years, just 5 or 6 barrels meet the criteria to become this wine. Our aim is a wine that will taste, in a couple of decades, the way the 1990 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon does today.
Each vintage is 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.
2016 Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 48 Cabernet Sauvignon
"A wine made in tiny amounts to mark the 48th harvest at the estate, this red is sanguine in black olive tapenade and dusty, Old World notes of currant and cassis. Well integrated and structured, its tight tannin profile suggests further aging; enjoy best from 2026–2036." Cellar Selection - 94 points. Virginie Boone for Wine Enthusiast
2015 Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 47 Cabernet Sauvignon
"This is a selection of five barrels chosen for structure and complexity; the wine 100% varietal and estate-grown. Baking spice and clove on the nose lead to soft, leathery earth and a juicy midpalate of currant and plum, while secondary elements of crushed rock and cocoa powder add nuanced texture. ." 94 points - Virginie Boone for Wine Enthusiast
2014 Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 46 Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 44 Cabernet Sauvignon