Harlan Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1996
98 points Robert Parker (The World's Greatest Wine Estates): The opaque purple-colored 1996 Harlan Estate reveals extraordinary intensity, a spicy, black currant, tobacco, cedar, and fruit cake-scented bouquet, full body, a texture oozing with glycerin and concentrated fruit, and moderate tannin in the blockbuster finish. It is one of the most concentrated and complete red wines one could hope to taste. Anticipated maturity: now-2030. (2005)
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.
External Reviews for Harlan Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley
Wow. This Bordeaux-style blend is amazingly potent and powerful, carried along by an impressively rich array of ultraripe currant, black cherry, plum, cedar and spice flavors that just don't stop... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1996 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
Very tight and compact, dense and focused, with vibrant blackberry, graphite and black cherry fruit that's intense, concentrated and persistent.--Non-blind Harlan retrospective (2010). Drink now through 2018. 1,300 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1996 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine 750ml