2015 Laurel Glen Vineyard 'Lot 47' Cabernet Sauvignon
The Lot Series is an homage to the Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernets of the 1990’s, a time when California stopped trying to imitate Bordeaux and concentrated on developing a unique personality. Each year we pick the six or so barrels with the most rugged and rustic personality to become this wine.
Tasting Notes: We bottled just 130 cases of Laurel Glen Vineyard Lot 47 Cabernet Sauvignon from the exceptional and exceptionally small 2015 vintage. The wine practically bursts out of the glass. Big is the word we keep coming back to: big spicy nose, big juicy mid-palate and a big finish - long and layered.
Vintage Notes: Late spring rain and cold weather in 2015 caused poor fruit set and led to the formation of a tiny crop. The beautiful mild summer weather that followed allowed for the small number and size of berries to develop excellent flavors. However, when picking ended on September 29th, we counted 17 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon from our 14 acre estate vineyard, vs. 39 tons the year before. The only saving grace was the exceptional quality of the fruit we harvested.