Harlan Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red Petit Verdot Blend 2005

9.563 ratings on Delectable
$569

Not unexpectedly, the 2005 Harlan Estate performed slightly better than it did last year. As these wines often do, it continues to put on weight as it is bottled very late by Napa standards, and there is no fining or filtration. The 2005 exhibits a gorgeous thick-looking, ruby/purple color in addition to a beautiful nose of burning embers interwoven with creme de cassis, roasted meats, sweet black truffles, and spring flowers. A hint of lead pencil shavings also emerges from this cuvee, which seems to want to be both a Pauillac and a ripe vintage of La Mission Haut Brion. Full-bodied, dense, pure, and revealing sweeter tannin than I remember, it can be drunk now, but it will no doubt display even greater complexity in 10, 20, and 30 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Gallegos Delectable Pro

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

In a very good place right now. Beautifully seamless, funny integrated, but still tons of life left in it. 1.5 hr decant.

In a very good place right now. Beautifully seamless, funny integrated, but still tons of life left in it. 1.5 hr decant.

9.5

Gus Kalaris Delectable Pro

Always exceptional

Always exceptional

9.7

James Leahy Delectable Pro

2005 and 2010 Harlan. C'est magnifique! 2005 was slightly more shallow from the last tasting, suggesting the wine is evolving yet again. Still primary, with a bit more earth. The 2010 - spectacular. Need more of this, particularly in large formats. Built for the ages. Really love these wines in moderate to cool years so the terroir gets a chance to shine. Bravo

2005 and 2010 Harlan. C'est magnifique! 2005 was slightly more shallow from the last tasting, suggesting the wine is evolving yet again. Still primary, with a bit more earth. The 2010 - spectacular. Need more of this, particularly in large formats. Built for the ages. Really love these wines in moderate to cool years so the terroir gets a chance to shine. Bravo

10

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Truly spectacular.

Truly spectacular.

9.7

Aaron Pott Delectable Pro

You want to hate it but great!!

You want to hate it but great!!

9.5

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

2005. Beautiful.

2005. Beautiful.

9.8

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Lush and beautiful.

Lush and beautiful.

8.9

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Rarity.

Rarity.

9.5

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Rarity

Rarity

9.1

erto l

this took a couple hours but show the best of what CA can do.

this took a couple hours but show the best of what CA can do.

9.6