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Harlan Estate 2004

Your Price: $689.00
Producer: Harlan Estate
Optimum drinking: 2020-2030
Rating: 99 - JL
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Petit Verdot 2%
Winemaker: Bob Levy
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

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'. The great 2004 vintage was purchased in its original wooden case and so is in excellent condition.

“…revealing a wide array of aromas including blackberry tart, cedar, violets, truffles, liquorice and all spice. In the mouth however this is no shrinking violet – the ’04 is a big, concentrated and highly structured wine with somewhat impenetrable, tightly grained tannins and medium to high acid supporting its rich weight. Very, very long finish displaying hints of savoury earthiness and that signature minerality that appears to surface in better years.”

“…very intense and concentrated, with tight currant, spice, cedar, anise and blackberry flavors. Maintains a long, vibrant finish.” Wine Spectator

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