Harlan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 2003

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: RP 98, WE 98, ST 95, JD 93

Year: 2003

1 in stock

TASTING NOTES

Its dense opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of graphite, camphor, creme de cassis, smoky barbecue wood and a hint of forest floor. Similar flavors hit the mouth with full-bodied splendor, a multidimensional mouthfeel and texture, and the sensational finish lasts more than 45 seconds. 

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

Another spectacular Harlan hits the market. It shows the earthy quality that marks wines of the estate, with an aroma suggesting a warm bale of hay under the summer sun, a sweet straw and bay laurel scent that adds savory richness to the cherry, blackberry and chocolate flavors. As usual, the tannins are virtual perfection, at once sweet and firm, dense and fine, perfectly in balance with all the fruit and new oak. 

Wine Enthusiast. 

Good deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, mocha and leather on the nose. Sweet and tightly wound, with a violet top note and terrific depth of flavor. This powerfully structured wine has plenty of meat on its bones. The tannins are huge but refined. This must be among the three or four longest wines of the vintage, with the violet quality persisting on the aftertaste. 

Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

A huge, almost over the top beauty that doesn’t hold anything back in its deep plum and currant fruits, cedar, toasty oak and licorice aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, a sweet, massive texture and a big finish, it stays nicely balanced and enjoyable but has a dry, slightly rustic edge to its tannin that will need to be watched going forward. 

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com


Collections: Cabernet Sauvignon

Category: 2003, 750 ml



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