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Harlan Estate 2015

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RegionU.S.A.
SubregionNapa Valley
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is a little closed, slowly unfurling to reveal black cherries, crème de cassis and plum pudding with nuances of potpourri, baking spices and tilled soil plus wafts of garrigue and wild sage. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated with exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and fantastic poise and depth with a long, decadently fruited finish.

100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, October 2018

A barrel sample of the 2015 Harlan Estate promises to be a replay of the rather exotic, enormously fruity, exhilarating and decadent 2002 Harlan Estate. It has incredible sucrosity, richness, and that blackberry liqueur-like fruit intermixed with camphor and graphite. The wealth of fruit and glycerin in this full-bodied wine is mind-boggling, and it is actually probably going to be drinkable well before the slower maturing 2013.

97/100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (227), October 2016

Incredible aromas of fresh flowers, such as roses and violets, and blackcurrants. Full body and defined levels of fruit and tannins too. Love the brightness and texture. An excellent finish. Production was down by a third because of bad berry set. Try in 2021.

99
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2018
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