1990 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 750ml

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1990 Harlan Estate - First Release - RARE!!

Harlan Estate is one of Napa's most prominent wine producers, self-styled as a Napa "first growth". The vineyard is located in the Oakville AVA, in the hills above Martha's Vineyard (Heitz Cellar) and To Kalon (Robert Mondavi), just north of Napa town itself. Its Cabernet Sauvignon-based flagship wine is one of California's most sought-after wines, regularly commanding prices exceeding $1000 per bottle.

The estate was founded in 1984 by property developer William Harlan, who had cut his teeth at the Merryvale winery and Meadowood lodge before buying 240 acres (97 hectares) of land in the Oakville hills. Some 40 acres (16ha) of this was cleared for vineyards – mostly planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, but with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Harlan Estate's first commercial vintage was the 1990, which was released in 1996 with a then-expensive price tag of $65 a bottle. Since then, the estate has cemented itself as a cult wine producer, with five vintages achieving 100-point scores from Robert Parker. In addition to the flagship red, Harlan Estate also makes a second wine, The Maiden.


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1990
Rating 95 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 95 WS - 1990 Harlan Estate - First Release - RARE!! The 1st Vintage of what has become California's original First Growth!! The begining of a legend! Ultraripe and raisiny intense and powerful with jammy prune plum and black cherry picking up a touch of earthiness. Can handle further cellaring but it's not likely to improve proportionately.

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1990
Rating 95 WS - 1st Vintage
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Bill Harlan
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate 
Winemaker
Michel Rolland & Bob Levy
Production
300 cases (approx)

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