1996 Quintana North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($16).Laurel...

WINE OF THE WEEK

May 19, 1999|By Michael Dresser

1996 Quintana North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($16).

Laurel Glen, one of the premier producers of red wine in California, has a new entry in the mid-priced market -- and it sings. It's a full-bodied young red that's pleasant enough now but needs a couple of years to show its full potential. It offers intense black cherry flavor with hints of leather and spice. It's a good junior version of the classic red produced under the Laurel Glen label.

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