2003 Harlan Estate Cabernet - OWC 3 x 750ml

2003 Harlan Estate Cabernet - OWC 3 x 750ml

In Stock Unavailable

Regular price $2,750.00 Sale

2003 Harlan Estate Cabernet OWC 3-pak - 95 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 2003
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95 RP - The 2003 Harlan Estate is reminiscent of a top-notch Bordeaux such as La Mission Haut Brion married with an excellent Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by a smoky graphite white chocolate espresso and black currant-scented bouquet. Broad and rich with more noticeable rustic tannin than its older sibling this big rich Cabernet promises to age for 20-25 years. 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. In order to keep quality at such an extraordinary level I suspect production will never go much higher. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2003
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Product Reviews

Recently Viewed Product

Loading...