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In 1977, Patrick Campbell purchased the property and began to expand the original three acre vineyard. The vines planted in 1968 became the parent material for additional Cabernet plantings. Campbell later discovered that the these original Cabernet Sauvignon vines were a unique clone. The University of California at Davis identified the Laurel Glen clone as a unique clone of Cabernet Sauvignon in the mid-1990’s.
The first estate Cabernet was produced from the 1981 vintage. The first vintage of Laurel Glen Counterpoint, made from the softest, most approachable Cabernet vineyard lots, was produced from the 1986 vintage.
The Laurel Glen Vineyard has a long and storied past. Originally planted to mixed red varietals by german immigrants in the late 1880’s, it was replanted to cabernet sauvignon in 1968 by Carmen Taylor, who also gave the property its name. The original cabernet sauvignon vines, as well as even older vines, can still be found on the property.
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