For over two decades, Harlan Estate has been committed to creating a California “first growth” wine estate. Founded in 1984, Harlan Estate is a winegrowing estate in the western hills of Oakville, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley.
Carved from the raw land and built for generations, the estate is over 97 ha of natural splendor set above the fabled Oakville benchlands, the property rises in elevation from 68 to 374 m above sea level, 15% of which are under vine, planted to the classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Dense, ruby core to garnet at edge. Ripe black fruit aromas, dusted with truffle, earth, and forest floor. With further airing, this wine reveals a more dried-herb profile, with notes of chocolate, toast, mineral, and black currant. Dense, full-bodied, and rich, it has a chewy texture balanced with ripe tannins, and a soft finish. Still quite powerful and complex, displaying considerable freshness. Appealing now, but I advise laying it down for 4-5 years, then enjoy for many more (10+).