Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

9.577 ratings
9.516 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.6

After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going.

After the 2012 Harlan at lunch, Keith decided to continue with the theme with an ‘06. Unbelievably smooth and balanced while still retaining power. Aromatically it is very black fruit dominant...blackberries, cassis, sweet tar/pipe tobacco, graphite and channeling just a touch of bay leaf. Waves of flavor on the palate of smoked meat, creme de cassis, currant, mocha, baking spices and a supremely balanced finish. At this point in its evolution, it’s reminiscent of a high end bordeaux from a warm/ripe vintage. A total treat.

After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going.

After the 2012 Harlan at lunch, Keith decided to continue with the theme with an ‘06. Unbelievably smooth and balanced while still retaining power. Aromatically it is very black fruit dominant...blackberries, cassis, sweet tar/pipe tobacco, graphite and channeling just a touch of bay leaf. Waves of flavor on the palate of smoked meat, creme de cassis, currant, mocha, baking spices and a supremely balanced finish. At this point in its evolution, it’s reminiscent of a high end bordeaux from a warm/ripe vintage. A total treat.

Jun 27th, 2020
Shawn R

From a mag-

From a mag-

Oct 23rd, 2017
Greg Gregory

You can never go wrong with Harlan.

You can never go wrong with Harlan.

Jan 30th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.4

Full bodied and full flavored. Rich blackberry, cassis, cedar and vanilla with long finish. Rewarding!

Full bodied and full flavored. Rich blackberry, cassis, cedar and vanilla with long finish. Rewarding!

May 16th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

2006-vintage

2006-vintage

Apr 28th, 2015
Andrew Holloway

2006

Nov 3rd, 2014
Ned Gray Creed

My last bottle. Xmas was a good night to finish off that allotment.

My last bottle. Xmas was a good night to finish off that allotment.

Dec 24th, 2019
Josh Orr

Part of a tasting at Marina Kitchen a few months back

Part of a tasting at Marina Kitchen a few months back

Aug 13th, 2014
leon egozi

NY wine spectator grand tasting
From a magnum

NY wine spectator grand tasting
From a magnum

Oct 20th, 2017
David MacMillan

A nice pre Christmas glass of red ......the first bottle was corked but the second was fantastic.......we are not so popular now with the restaurant management but what else is new

A nice pre Christmas glass of red ......the first bottle was corked but the second was fantastic.......we are not so popular now with the restaurant management but what else is new

Dec 21st, 2016