Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

9.41172 ratings
9.3350 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
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Alberto Cdm

In principio chiuso poi dopo un oretta... 😋

In principio chiuso poi dopo un oretta... 😋

May 11th, 2018
Jennifer Massolo

Always a treat. Harlan 2004 is deep violet in colour, great structure, blackberry and some warm spices. Great acid. Just lovely.

Always a treat. Harlan 2004 is deep violet in colour, great structure, blackberry and some warm spices. Great acid. Just lovely.

May 9th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

It’s really hard not to be seduced by Harlan. Yes, there’s hype - but never have I been disappointed by this wine. Structured, profound and finely nuanced. Excellent.

It’s really hard not to be seduced by Harlan. Yes, there’s hype - but never have I been disappointed by this wine. Structured, profound and finely nuanced. Excellent.

May 5th, 2018
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9.8

A wine of restraint and sensuality, the 2014 Harlan Estate is wonderfully transparent in feel. Time in the glass brings out a compelling interplay of beautifully layered fruit and lifted aromatics. The 2014 is one of the most understated yet energetic young vintages of Harlan Estate I can remember tasting. Readers who have not tasted Harlan Estate in a few years might be taken aback by just how sophisticated and nuanced the 2014 is. This is a superb effort. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

A wine of restraint and sensuality, the 2014 Harlan Estate is wonderfully transparent in feel. Time in the glass brings out a compelling interplay of beautifully layered fruit and lifted aromatics. The 2014 is one of the most understated yet energetic young vintages of Harlan Estate I can remember tasting. Readers who have not tasted Harlan Estate in a few years might be taken aback by just how sophisticated and nuanced the 2014 is. This is a superb effort. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

May 3rd, 2018
Andrew Holloway

Swift breakfast club

Swift breakfast club

Apr 24th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Well done wine. Powerful

Well done wine. Powerful

Dec 12th, 2017
Christine Havens

This is my first time drinking Harlan Estate Proprietary Red. The 2003 is a wholly seductive wine that reminds me of high-end Bordeaux. Inky, totally opaque countenance, it is decadent, yet retains elegance and finesse. Black fruit, cassis, cedar and black licorice aromas leading to pure, sweet fruit that fills the mouth, along with silky, caressing tannins. Mint, forest floor, graphite and leaf tobacco on the back palate. It has a kind of ethereal quality, which is difficult to quantify. Great persistence.

This is my first time drinking Harlan Estate Proprietary Red. The 2003 is a wholly seductive wine that reminds me of high-end Bordeaux. Inky, totally opaque countenance, it is decadent, yet retains elegance and finesse. Black fruit, cassis, cedar and black licorice aromas leading to pure, sweet fruit that fills the mouth, along with silky, caressing tannins. Mint, forest floor, graphite and leaf tobacco on the back palate. It has a kind of ethereal quality, which is difficult to quantify. Great persistence.

13 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Greg Gregory

Always in the top 3 of any lineup it seems.

Always in the top 3 of any lineup it seems.

4 people found it helpfulAug 21st, 2016
Max Coane

Big...dark fruit and truffles, oak and tobacco. If I liked big massive wines Id love this

Big...dark fruit and truffles, oak and tobacco. If I liked big massive wines Id love this

2 people found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Bryce Wiatrak

Never a bad night when you’re drinking aged Harlan. The 2004 has grown savory in character - tobacco leaves, thyme, animals and rust. Still palate coatingly tannic, but the needle of fine acidity provided a beautiful textural juxtaposition.

Never a bad night when you’re drinking aged Harlan. The 2004 has grown savory in character - tobacco leaves, thyme, animals and rust. Still palate coatingly tannic, but the needle of fine acidity provided a beautiful textural juxtaposition.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2018