Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

9.41249 ratings
9.3379 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Justin Bothur

Beautiful cedar, mahogany, red berry, leather and vanilla bean notes.

Beautiful cedar, mahogany, red berry, leather and vanilla bean notes.

Sep 29th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

Tasted from a pristinely managed Cellar this 22 bottle shows the appeal of Harlan - still vibrant fruit with cassis, blackberry and black cherry with a prominent amount of tertiary aromas - leather, dried cherry, prune and forest floor. Notably deep garnet in color the wine is holding up well

Tasted from a pristinely managed Cellar this 22 bottle shows the appeal of Harlan - still vibrant fruit with cassis, blackberry and black cherry with a prominent amount of tertiary aromas - leather, dried cherry, prune and forest floor. Notably deep garnet in color the wine is holding up well

Sep 8th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

The 2012 Harlan Estate is a simply fabulous showing from this vintage. This stunning red instantly impresses with its gorgeous pure aromas of fresh ripe blackberries and blueberries, which are woven together with savory herbs, crushed violets mocha and a dusty earthy mineral character that all take shape and burst from the glass. Full-bodied and voluptuous, this majestic red is plush and beautifully structured with well-polished tannins that are seamlessly integrated. This goes on to impress as it displays a remarkable combination of balance and concentration, along with a core of beautiful sweet ripe dark fruits that continue to build up to the long, opulent finish. While the 2012 is already showing incredibly well and is nothing short of sensational today, this is ultimately still a youthful wine that should continue to cruise in the cellar and age gracefully for decades.

The 2012 Harlan Estate is a simply fabulous showing from this vintage. This stunning red instantly impresses with its gorgeous pure aromas of fresh ripe blackberries and blueberries, which are woven together with savory herbs, crushed violets mocha and a dusty earthy mineral character that all take shape and burst from the glass. Full-bodied and voluptuous, this majestic red is plush and beautifully structured with well-polished tannins that are seamlessly integrated. This goes on to impress as it displays a remarkable combination of balance and concentration, along with a core of beautiful sweet ripe dark fruits that continue to build up to the long, opulent finish. While the 2012 is already showing incredibly well and is nothing short of sensational today, this is ultimately still a youthful wine that should continue to cruise in the cellar and age gracefully for decades.

Jul 26th, 2019
Ira Schwartz

Decanted 4 hrs. As expected an appealing and powerful nose of red and black fruit, cedar and vanilla. In the mouth big extraction , not heavy but somewhat disjointed with minimal heat. I found the finish lacking the length that I would expect from a wine with this pedigree.

Decanted 4 hrs. As expected an appealing and powerful nose of red and black fruit, cedar and vanilla. In the mouth big extraction , not heavy but somewhat disjointed with minimal heat. I found the finish lacking the length that I would expect from a wine with this pedigree.

Jun 17th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”.
94+ pts.

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”.
94+ pts.

May 12th, 2019
Mark Royer

So young Do not drink for a decade

So young Do not drink for a decade

Mar 23rd, 2019
Yianni Stoner

1.5L

Mar 17th, 2019
Mike R
9.7

Just about as beautiful as wife and her friend - what a brilliant wine - pop this wine when life is good and reward yourself - bravo Bill

Just about as beautiful as wife and her friend - what a brilliant wine - pop this wine when life is good and reward yourself - bravo Bill

Sep 9th, 2018
Mark Oldman

‪this ‘99 #Harlan is on the prowl, waiting...waiting...waiting in the shadows to sink its rich, currant-coffee-cedar-mineral essence into the sizzling steak 🥩 - #WineWednesday 🍷#Napa 🐅 ‬

‪this ‘99 #Harlan is on the prowl, waiting...waiting...waiting in the shadows to sink its rich, currant-coffee-cedar-mineral essence into the sizzling steak 🥩 - #WineWednesday 🍷#Napa 🐅 ‬

Aug 29th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

First commercial release. Very monodimensional. Lacking complexity but showing oak. Out of its class with the Bordeaux we were drinking

First commercial release. Very monodimensional. Lacking complexity but showing oak. Out of its class with the Bordeaux we were drinking

Jul 29th, 2018