Harlan Estate Napa Valley 2000
94 points Wine Spectator: A tremendous wine. Dense, tight and chewy, with firm, mouthcoating tannins wrapped around a core of mocha-laced currant and blackberry. Well-focused, precisely balanced and full of concentrated flavors. A great cellar candidate. Drink now through 2012. 1,800 cases made.
Set in the western hills of Oakville, rising above the tabled Napa Valley benchlands, the estate is over 240 acres of natural .splendor; oak-studded knolls and valleys, roughly fifteen percent of which are under vine, planted to the classic varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdoc. But more than that it is a family homestead; a place of great inspiration, carved from the raw land, built for generations.