From magnum. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, remainder: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot.
Perfumed lift and resinous mountain herbs followed by a mix of ripe fruits and spiced sugar plum. Notes of cedar emerge on the palate to provide the flavour of a perfectly aged Napa Cabernet. The 1993 offers a balance of power and finesse that is most alluring. The palate becomes progressively more stimulating with air. This would be beautiful with food that respects the nuance of the wine.
Drink 2020 - 2027
Elaine Chukan Brown, jancisrobinson.com (Mar 2020)
The 1999 Harlan Estate is particularly aromatically expressive, offering up vivid aromas of blackberry and violets intermingled with mature tones of cedar and scorched earth. More boisterous, even rustic, and evidently Californian than the Bordeaux-styled 2000, there is notable tannic structure and volume on the palate, and a long, textured finish. My feeling is that more recent vintages are more refined.
William Kelley, Decanter.com
Drink 2019 - 2039
Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com (Mar 2019)
About this WINE
There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.