1994 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 750ml

1994 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 750ml

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1994 Harlan Estate Cabernet - The Best Harlan Ever? - 100 pts!

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 1994
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - The Best Harlan Ever? - 100 pts! 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. RP Only 1700 cases made of the Hall of Fame' legend.......do you have any? RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 96 WS - Retains a youthful center of ripe plum, black cherry, wilted rose, black olive, sage and mineral flavors. Intense, balanced, focused and persistent, this is long on the finish.

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1994
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Production
1700 cases

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