2002 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 pts - 750ml

2002 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 pts - 750ml

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2002 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 Pts!!
I believe the 2001 Harlan Estate and 2002 Harlan Estate's 100 point scores represent the first time I have given perfect ratings to two successive wines produced in the New World. However the styles of the two wines couldn't be more different as each reflects its particular vintage. The 2001 is a classic long-lived backward wine with most of its potential concealed at present. On the other hand it is impossible to resist the flamboyant extroverted 2002 Harlan Estate's charm richness and overall seductive personality. This profoundly complex wine exhibits notes of cedar black currant liqueur scorched earth smoke and graphite. Incredibly broad sweet full-bodied opulent and voluptuous it literally has everything one could ever want in a great Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine. Already drinkable it promises to evolve effortlessly for 25-30 years. This prodigious offering is worth mortgaging the farm! Bill Harlan winemaker Bob Levy and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland have achieved spectacular results in an amazingly short time at this estate in the western hills overlooking the Oakville corridor. The introduction of a second wine RP

Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
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Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 2002 Harlan Estate Cabernet - 100 Pts!! I believe the 2001 Harlan Estate and 2002 Harlan Estate's 100 point scores represent the first time I have given perfect ratings to two successive wines produced in the New World. However the styles of the two wines couldn't be more different as each reflects its particular vintage. The 2001 is a classic long-lived backward wine with most of its potential concealed at present. On the other hand it is impossible to resist the flamboyant extroverted 2002 Harlan Estate's charm richness and overall seductive personality. This profoundly complex wine exhibits notes of cedar black currant liqueur scorched earth smoke and graphite. Incredibly broad sweet full-bodied opulent and voluptuous it literally has everything one could ever want in a great Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine. Already drinkable it promises to evolve effortlessly for 25-30 years. This prodigious offering is worth mortgaging the farm! Bill Harlan winemaker Bob Levy and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland have achieved spectacular results in an amazingly short time at this estate in the western hills overlooking the Oakville corridor. The introduction of a second wine The Maiden has allowed this team to ratchet up the level of the grand cru. From over 40 acres of vineyard only 1500-1600 cases of Harlan Estate and 800 cases of The Maiden are produced. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Production
1248 cases 

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