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Harlan Estate 1994

Your Price: $1,195.00

Producer: Harlan Estate
Optimum drinking: 2018-2060
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%
Winemaker: Bob Levy
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Harlan Estate 1994 was rated a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker.

Harlan Estate was founded in 1984 by William Harlan, and is stunningly set in the stunning western hills of Oakville, above the fabled Oakville benchlands, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The estate ethos is simple, to produce a Californian 'First Growth'. The Wine Spectator has called the estate a 'Californian grand cru', while Robert Parker has commented that it 'might be the single most profound red wine made not just in California, but in the world'. 

“Seamless legend…close to immortality in the glass.

”What can I say about the 1994? I have tasted the wine for three consecutive years, and each time it satisfied all of my requirements for perfection. The opaque purple color is followed by spectacular aromatics that soar from the glass, offering up celestial levels of black currants, minerals, smoked herbs, cedar wood, coffee, and pain grille. In the mouth, this seamless legend reveals full body, and exquisite layers of phenomenally pure and rich fruit, followed by a 40+ second finish. While accessible, the 1994 begs for another 5-7 years of cellaring. It should easily last for 30+ years. Every possible jagged edge - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and wood - is brilliantly intertwined in what seems like a diaphanous format. What is so extraordinary about this large-scaled wine, with its dazzling display of aromatics and prodigious flavors and depth, is that it offers no hint of heaviness or coarseness. Harlan's 1994 comes close to immortality in the glass.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (and is not actual bottle for sale).

Harlan Estate 1994