This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, cedar, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, vanilla, licorice and light vegetables.
Dry on the palate with a long finish and fine grained tannins.
Good right out of the bottle, but really needs a few hours to open up properly and show the tannins, which we did not have this time, as it finished way too quickly.
This 8 year old is still young, and would age nicely in the next 15 years.
Showing great complexity with a smooth, soft and delicate mouthfeel. Rich yet elegant, with a spicy finish.
Grapes come from the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate and Promontory.
I paired it with a nice piece of steak and baked potatoe.
$170. — 2 months ago
Anniversary celebration and had to pop some fun wines. Tonight its 06 Colgin vs 06 Harlan!
1 hour decant (decent chunky sediment). An exquisite dark ruby red color with some bricking. On the nose: big nose of dark fruit, stewed meat, black olives, anise, vanilla leather. Taste: soft, rich, elegant, with full body flavors of plum, grilled meats, glycerin, currants, and a spicy licorice long finish. YUM! — 3 months ago
Delicious, impeccable chard. Stellar producer. — 11 days ago
this wine would benefit for a few more years of aging. tannins still strong. great backbone — a month ago
Absolutely divine- perfect balance- drinking 2005 in 2021. Still age worthy but sublime today. — 2 months ago
Detroit. Living large with my boys.
On the nose this is complex. Comes across as rustic, with notes of graphite, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Palate is ethereal, as expected. Nice weight and balance. Somewhat dry mouthfeel with medium tannins. Mature cherries blend with moderate acidity. Finish is completed with cigar box. Food will help this wine. Drink or hold. Loving the moment…
— 2 months ago
This was my contribution for my local group’s “hurt locker” theme, where the goal is to bring a bottle that it hurts you to open. ‘67 Lafite, ‘78 Haut Brion, ‘91 Grange, ‘99 Grange, 06 Harlan, ‘12 Second Flight, ‘15 Screaming Eagle were some of the highlights.
The beauty of this wine for me is that it was opened almost on the 4yr anniversary of my first SQN (2011 Dark Blossom Syrah). Ever since then, I’ve been chasing that profile. For me, this sports the most “hermitage-like” of the SQN Syrahs I’ve had. A balance between high toned dark fruits (ripe blackberries, dark currant) with herbal dusted plums and black cherries. On the palate it shows a really pretty smoked meat/bacon fat note that certain Cote Rotie wines can show, and stops short of being overblown in a svelte/restrained package. The meatiness/savoriness of this wine is balanced by wonderful acidity with floral/potpourri notes and a hint of richness. Don’t pick up much whole cluster usage, but certainly a lifted profile. — 2 months ago