Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Petit Verdot Blend

9.41167 ratings
9.3335 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, Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison, Lamb, Baking Spices, Potato, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, White Rice, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Beef, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Pork, Beans & Peas, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
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
Eric LaMasters

Eric had this 3 months ago

Eric had this 3 months 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
Ron R
9.2

I was a little surprised with this, even more so given the vintage. The nose displayed age, wood and spices.
The palette was a touch gnarly. Overall, the wine lacked linearity and integration. Maybe with age it will come together, but at this stage, it's not there.

I was a little surprised with this, even more so given the vintage. The nose displayed age, wood and spices.
The palette was a touch gnarly. Overall, the wine lacked linearity and integration. Maybe with age it will come together, but at this stage, it's not there.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2017
Sean Razee

Master Sommelier

9.4

Dark cherry and cassis. Liqueur and still strong vanilla notes. Slight lift or perfume (VA); very youthful aromas. A bit warming. Hugely concentrated. Very enjoyable.

Dark cherry and cassis. Liqueur and still strong vanilla notes. Slight lift or perfume (VA); very youthful aromas. A bit warming. Hugely concentrated. Very enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2017
Renee Campbell

Doesnr get better than Harlan. Yum

Doesnr get better than Harlan. Yum

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2016
Kristi Calcagno

On this Independence Day I celebrate those who gave some and those who gave all for our country. I am grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy this incredible wine in peace and prosperity.

On this Independence Day I celebrate those who gave some and those who gave all for our country. I am grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy this incredible wine in peace and prosperity.

Jul 5th, 2017