1996 Harlan Estate Cabernet Magnum - 1500ml

1996 Harlan Estate Cabernet Magnum - 1500ml

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1996 Harlan Estate Cabernet Magnum - 98 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 1996
Rating RP98/WS97/ST95
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP98 - 1996 Harlan Estate Cabernet Magnum - 98 Pts! The opaque purple-colored 1996 Harlan Estate reveals extraordinary intensity a spicy black currant tobacco cedar and fruit cake-scented bouquet full body a texture oozing with glycerin and concentrated fruit and moderate tannin in the blockbuster finish. It is one of the most concentrated and complete red wines one could hope to taste. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030 RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS97

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1996
Rating RP98/WS97/ST95
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Production
1500 cases

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