1991 Harlan Estate Cabernet Double Magnum - 98 pts - 3000ml

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1991 Harlan Estate Cabernet Double Magnum - RARE - 98 pts - Number #2

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 1991
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 98 RP - Number #2 - This is a profoundly great wine. It came across in a blind tasting as one of the most remarkable wines there with most tasters mistaking it for a first-growth Medoc. The wine revealed an opaque purple color a fabulously complex sweet nose of minerals fruitcake cedar toasty new oak and pure blackcurrant fruit. Although huge in the mouth the wine is remarkably well-balanced with its high tannin level well-concealed by copious quantities of sweet ripe fruit as well as huge amounts of glycerin and extract. I have consistently rated the 1991 Harlan Estate in the mid to upper nineties but in this blind tasting with so many high quality wines it was a big-time winner. Approachable now this wine should be at its best by the turn of the century and last for 2-3 decades. THIS IS NUMBERED #2 BY HARLAN ESTATE

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating 98 RP 
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Bill Harlan
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate 
Winemaker
Michel Rolland & Bob Levy
Production
1052 cases (approx)

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