This was a very generous gift bottle from my brothers-in-law, opened for our 25th anniversary. It took about 30 minutes to open up, at which point it was simply fantastic. Great effusive bouquet, a classic cab palate of cassis with a touch of eucalyptus, and a long, resonant finish. This was my first experience with Harlan and it reminded me most of the 1991 Montelena. Beautiful. — a day ago
A classic Sauvignon Blanc from Napa’s oldest winery which is true to tradition, approachable, delightfully clean, crisp and refreshing. Presenting aromas of dried herbs and fruits its mouth feel is well balanced with soft hints of grapefruit, lime and passion fruit. Although, noticeable the citrus notes do not overpower the body and taste of the wine. This is a backyard sipper that’s sure to be spending the summer in the Canadian Rockies with us. Cheers 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦 — 13 days ago
Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.
This surprised me. Very balanced and plenty of fruit (and life) left here. The baby fat and oak have been shed away showing more pure and ripe blackberries, black cherries and cherry tobacco. Espresso beans with dark cocoa followed by cedar and herbal notes toward the finish. Acidity and tannins keep structure really solid here. Impressed. — 12 days ago
A classic and a sentimental favorite. This year seems slightly lighter in nose and texture. Cinnamon, lemon, coffee, a spice I can't name on the nose. Thick but lively on the palate. Benefited from breathing. Not that structured, but that's merlot. In FL, to my dad's memory. — 4 days ago
Another classic. This was from the Helen Turley era at Pahlmeyer and was one of the bottlings that helped introduce me to finer wine. Superb mint dark chocolate and violet aromatics. This has a dash of Cab Franc in it and you can catch it. Very dark and full with fine grained tannins, black cherry and rich earth. Classy and muscular. — 4 days ago
This is a Cabernet and Syrah blend. I wish there were more of them. Love the classic Pine Ridge texture. Lush. 07 in 19. Took an hr to open up. Macerated black fig, black cherry, toasted sesame. Big, dry, could age another 5-10. — 2 hours ago