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Harlan Estate-Proprietary Red Wine-Napa Valley-2012

Harlan Estate
Proprietary Red Wine
Napa Valley
2012

$900.00 Net

Western Oakville, hillside, up against the Mayacamas Mountain Range. Estate blend of about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot. Tasted 3/3/17: Very ripe black fruit-driven with roast beef cracklins," dark caramel, lavender and cedar notes.  Uber-concentrated and rich. Enjoy tonight or in 10 years.

"The 2012 Harlan Estate is reminiscent of their 2002. Probably a candidate for perfection with another 4-5 years of bottle age, the wine is inky plum/purple to the rim and offers a gorgeous nose of scorched earth, blackberry and cassis, forest floor, and a floral, lavender-like component followed by deep, opulent, majestic flavors that caress the palate with high but sweet tannin. This is relatively evolved, and supple and voluptuous for a young Harlan estate – hence the comparison with their compelling 2002. This wine can be drunk in several years and is likely another candidate for 30-50 years of cellaring." Robert Parker, November 2015

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