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About Harlan Estate
In 1983, when Bill Harlan bought an estate in a steep, forested area of Oakville, his aim was to create a Napa Valley First Growth. Whether he has come that far is open to argument, but he certainly has come close.
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 2010
Good ruby-red. Subtle aromas of tobacco leaf, dried herbs, minerals, earth and nutty oak, with fruit in the background. Juicy and tightly wound, displaying only moderate depth for Harlan Estate's flagship wine, and yet this has sneaky density of flavor. With less baby fat than it displayed upon release, its tongue-dusting tannins are more apparent today. There's no rush to drink this but I wonder how much it will gain in bottle from here.