Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

9.461 ratings
9.317 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
Bill Bender

A completely different wine than the Dominus. This was full throttle and slams you back in to your seat with its G forces. So ripe, almost over the top; but it decelerates just in time and the finish is so succulent it lingers in your mouth forever. Filled to the tip of the cork with graphite and teeth staining purple fruit. This is the malevolent bastard child of a young Colgin IX Syrah and 2000 Chateau Pavie. Gobsmacker.

A completely different wine than the Dominus. This was full throttle and slams you back in to your seat with its G forces. So ripe, almost over the top; but it decelerates just in time and the finish is so succulent it lingers in your mouth forever. Filled to the tip of the cork with graphite and teeth staining purple fruit. This is the malevolent bastard child of a young Colgin IX Syrah and 2000 Chateau Pavie. Gobsmacker.

Jul 21st, 2018
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
Rob Brobst III

"He who believes needs no explanation"-Dionysus"
Simple amazing wine.

"He who believes needs no explanation"-Dionysus"
Simple amazing wine.

Feb 25th, 2017
Marshall Parrish

Oh yes, this is why I love Napa. Exceptional experience.

Oh yes, this is why I love Napa. Exceptional experience.

Nov 10th, 2015
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.2

2005 with bone in dry aged rib eye

2005 with bone in dry aged rib eye

Aug 17th, 2014
David MacMillan

First Harlan magnum I have ever had. 2003 vintage and it was simply insane. Spectacular fruit, balance and tannins that are softer than Todd Hyster’s hands! This was drinking brilliantly from the get go and only got better over 2h. Great end to a fantastic day at PCI. This is the stuff!

First Harlan magnum I have ever had. 2003 vintage and it was simply insane. Spectacular fruit, balance and tannins that are softer than Todd Hyster’s hands! This was drinking brilliantly from the get go and only got better over 2h. Great end to a fantastic day at PCI. This is the stuff!

Jan 27th, 2020
Nick Azrack

Incredible

Incredible

Sep 1st, 2017
Monica O

Fading fast!!
Happy b-day Ann🍷

Fading fast!!
Happy b-day Ann🍷

Mar 23rd, 2017
Aaron Hamrock

Outback and rose bowl wine.

Outback and rose bowl wine.

Jan 3rd, 2017
Vin Zering

Wow. MASSIVE. 6hr of air and it still have off scorched wood throughout. At 9hr fruits are emerging-finally. While appreciate this wine I have moved on other styles.

Wow. MASSIVE. 6hr of air and it still have off scorched wood throughout. At 9hr fruits are emerging-finally. While appreciate this wine I have moved on other styles.

Jul 30th, 2016