The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Counterpoint takes on a touch more purple in its color and a more youthful tone in its layers of blackberry, violets, graphite, and fresh leather. It offers more plushness on the palate, where this full-bodied wine reveals a velvety texture and notes of black plum, sweet soil, and tobacco. It’s lush and long on the palate, with good freshness, and it’s not heavy. Despite its attractive, youthful appeal, it certainly has some longevity ahead.
Laurel Glen Vineyard, a thousand feet up the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, has long been considered one of the iconic Cabernet vineyards of California.
We had perfect grape growing weather in 2019. The days were warm but not excessively so and the nights were cooler than they’ve been in many summers, allowing for slow, even ripening.
Pairs well with by itself or with just about anything off the BBQ. A great match with pizza, pasta and/or roast chicken.