Harlan Estate | Red | 2005 | California - Vivino Rating 4.8
Intro: Harlan Estate is a California wine estate producing Bordeaux style blends. The estate is located in the western hills of Oakville, California within the Oakville AVA, in the Napa Valley AVA zone.
Harlan Estate has been described as "the ultimate cult winery", with its limited availability, prices and status akin to those of Screaming Eagle. Its flagship Harlan Estate is one of the most sought-after Californian wines on the market, with the average price per bottle reaching $1,012. In addition to the estate wine, there is produced a second wine named The Maiden.
Region: USA | California
Winery: Harlan Estate
Grapes: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Robert Parker for Wine Advocate 98+ Points: “Gorgeous, and tasting akin to a hypothetical Pauillac blended with a great Pessac-Léognan from Bordeaux comes to mind because of the smoky, subtle barbecue notes, fruitcake, forest floor, graphite and minerality. The wine has stunning fruit and a full-bodied, powerful richness, yet is still nimble on its feet. This is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from an absolutely magnificent hillside vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville corridor on the valley floor. This opaque, garnet/purple wine is another tour de force and, once again, proves that Harlan Estate is not only one of the greatest wines of California, but of the world.” (RP) Jun 2015
Rating: RP 98, WE 98, WS 98, ST 97, 4.7 v
ABV: 14.5% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry