2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

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2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 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 2001
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 100 RP - Rivaling the 1994 and 1997 the 2001 Harlan Estate is a perfect wine for my palate. Tasted on four separate occasions this offering which spent 28 months in oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered is an extraordinary effort that comes across as a hypothetical blend of Mouton-Rothschild La Mission-Haut-Brion and Montrose. A synthesis in style between the more elegant delineated structured 1994 and the port-like over-the-top viscous 1997 this extraordinary 2001 was the "wine of my trip" even though I had already had it from bottle several months earlier. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a stupendous bouquet of lead pencil shavings interwoven with coffee new saddle leather melted licorice cedarwood black currant liqueur and violets. Explosive richness a marvelous full-bodied texture and fabulous purity concentration complexity and nobleness are the stuff of legends. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2001
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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