Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

9.665 ratings
9.421 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
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Was waiting on a special moment to open this bottle. That came last weekend with @Martin G Rivard, Christine and Jennifer down in Palm Beach. Was amazed at how well this bottle has held up. Comes across as a classic left bank. Pulled the cork and let it breath for about an hour, you won’t be disappointed.

Was waiting on a special moment to open this bottle. That came last weekend with @Martin G Rivard, Christine and Jennifer down in Palm Beach. Was amazed at how well this bottle has held up. Comes across as a classic left bank. Pulled the cork and let it breath for about an hour, you won’t be disappointed.

Jan 28th, 2018
Eric L.

Eric had this 3 years ago

Eric had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2017
Doug Kahn

The best vintage ever tasted from them

The best vintage ever tasted from them

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.9

These wines do gain complexity and as they age. The fruit and oak are relaxed with notes of black truffle and still showing some grip.

These wines do gain complexity and as they age. The fruit and oak are relaxed with notes of black truffle and still showing some grip.

Nov 19th, 2015
George Chen

Wow! I was worried because some 95-97 Cults all have gotten flabby! But this gem still had great acid balance and melted tannins with complex core of spices, leather, fruit compote and nuts. Was 100 points WS/WA and the best Harlan I've tasted to date! I think it might still have a quite a few years left to improve which I generally I would have suspected. Drank at Benu with Yun the Somm and friends!

Wow! I was worried because some 95-97 Cults all have gotten flabby! But this gem still had great acid balance and melted tannins with complex core of spices, leather, fruit compote and nuts. Was 100 points WS/WA and the best Harlan I've tasted to date! I think it might still have a quite a few years left to improve which I generally I would have suspected. Drank at Benu with Yun the Somm and friends!

Nov 19th, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

Vintage 1994

Vintage 1994

Oct 17th, 2015
Brian Cronin

Master Sommelier & Educator

10

Yes, this was the bottle had with Monte Cristo's

Yes, this was the bottle had with Monte Cristo's

Jan 14th, 2015
Darin Kendrick

For this bottle the rumors were not true. A stunning bottle.

For this bottle the rumors were not true. A stunning bottle.

Dec 4th, 2014
Scott Claffee

Goddammit, this is actually a fantastic wine. I really wanted to call B.S., but it is everything a great wine should be--balanced, silky tannin, fresh acidity, earthy, spice and juicy plum/cherry fruit. Has a long life ahead of it, too.

Goddammit, this is actually a fantastic wine. I really wanted to call B.S., but it is everything a great wine should be--balanced, silky tannin, fresh acidity, earthy, spice and juicy plum/cherry fruit. Has a long life ahead of it, too.

Nov 8th, 2014
Jerald Xu

Great bottle. Didn’t notice any of the issues with acidity that people mention. Powerhouse but was opened up and ready to drink in 30 minutes or so

Great bottle. Didn’t notice any of the issues with acidity that people mention. Powerhouse but was opened up and ready to drink in 30 minutes or so

Dec 24th, 2020