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Harlan Estate 2003

Your Price: $575.00
1 bottle available
Producer: Harlan Estate
Optimum drinking: 2017-2037
Rating: 98 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Petit Verdot 2%
Winemaker: Bob Levy
Appellation: Napa Valley
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Harlan Estate 2003 was rated a perfect 98 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'.

”Its dense opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of graphite, camphor, creme de cassis, smoky barbecue wood and a hint of forest floor. Similar flavors hit the mouth with full-bodied splendor, a multidimensional mouthfeel and texture, and the sensational finish lasts more than 45 seconds.”
Robert Parker

”Another spectacular Harlan hits the market. It shows the earthy quality that marks wines off the estate, with an aroma suggesting a warm bale of hay under the summer sun, a sweet straw and bay laurel scent that adds savory richness to the cherry, blackberry and chocolate flavors. As usual, the tannins are virtual perfection, at once sweet and firm, dense and fine, perfectly in balance with all the fruit and new oak. So young now, a fat little baby of a wine that's irresistible.” Wine Enthusiast

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

Harlan Estate 2003