1997 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

1997 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

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1997 Harlan Estate OWC 6-pak - 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 1997
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP100 - The 1997 Harlan Estate is one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines I have ever tasted. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc this enormously-endowed profoundly rich wine must be tasted to be believed. Opaque purple-colored it boasts spectacular soaring aromatics of vanilla minerals coffee blackberries licorice and cassis. In the mouth layer after layer unfold powerfully yet gently. Acidity tannin and alcohol are well-balanced by the wine's unreal richness and singular personality. The finish exceeds one minute. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS97

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1997
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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