Harlan Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red Petit Verdot Blend 2003

9.451 ratings on Delectable
$525

The bottled 2003 Harlan Estate is as good or even better than I had hoped. With a dark ruby/purple color, silky tannin, and abundant quantities of licorice, graphite, chocolate, espresso, black currant, truffle, and earthy characteristics, it comes across like a hypothetical blend of a top-notch Pauillac and Graves. Superb texture, low acidity, and gorgeous purity as well as richness suggest it will drink well for two decades or more. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

This is my first time drinking Harlan Estate Proprietary Red. The 2003 is a wholly seductive wine that reminds me of high-end Bordeaux. Inky, totally opaque countenance, it is decadent, yet retains elegance and finesse. Black fruit, cassis, cedar and black licorice aromas leading to pure, sweet fruit that fills the mouth, along with silky, caressing tannins. Mint, forest floor, graphite and leaf tobacco on the back palate. It has a kind of ethereal quality, which is difficult to quantify. Great persistence.

This is my first time drinking Harlan Estate Proprietary Red. The 2003 is a wholly seductive wine that reminds me of high-end Bordeaux. Inky, totally opaque countenance, it is decadent, yet retains elegance and finesse. Black fruit, cassis, cedar and black licorice aromas leading to pure, sweet fruit that fills the mouth, along with silky, caressing tannins. Mint, forest floor, graphite and leaf tobacco on the back palate. It has a kind of ethereal quality, which is difficult to quantify. Great persistence.

10

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

"He who believes needs no explanation"-Dionysus" Simple amazing wine.

"He who believes needs no explanation"-Dionysus" Simple amazing wine.

9.9

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

Oh yes, this is why I love Napa. Exceptional experience.

Oh yes, this is why I love Napa. Exceptional experience.

9.5

Pedro Rusk Delectable Pro

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

2005 with bone in dry aged rib eye

2005 with bone in dry aged rib eye

9.2

Monica O

Fading fast!! Happy b-day Ann

Fading fast!! Happy b-day Ann

9.5

Vin Zering

Wow. MASSIVE. 6hr of air and it still have off scorched wood throughout. At 9hr fruits are emerging-finally. While appreciate this wine I have moved on other styles.

Wow. MASSIVE. 6hr of air and it still have off scorched wood throughout. At 9hr fruits are emerging-finally. While appreciate this wine I have moved on other styles.

9.0

Michael Park

Outstanding. Well balanced, perfectly integrated. Nice minerality

Outstanding. Well balanced, perfectly integrated. Nice minerality

9.5

Jeffrey Long

Thanks to Philip (a physicist from UCLA) for a brilliant surprise gift. Subtle curry on the nose. Somehow, completely closed and probably needs many hours we don't have to open up.

Thanks to Philip (a physicist from UCLA) for a brilliant surprise gift. Subtle curry on the nose. Somehow, completely closed and probably needs many hours we don't have to open up.

8.9

Charles Hetzel

2003 Harlan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon out of Magnum #napa #cabernet #harlan

2003 Harlan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon out of Magnum #napa #cabernet #harlan

9.1

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

Pop and pour. Needs time to open on nose. Very nice and long finish. Enjoyed.

Pop and pour. Needs time to open on nose. Very nice and long finish. Enjoyed.

9.2