Harlan Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1996

$739

The opaque purple-colored 1996 Harlan Estate reveals extraordinary intensity, a spicy, black currant, tobacco, cedar, and fruit cake-scented bouquet, full body, a texture oozing with glycerin and concentrated fruit, and moderate tannin in the blockbuster finish. It is one of the most concentrated and complete red wines one could hope to taste. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Big wine but fresh and elegant too. Not over wrought to my palate.

Big wine but fresh and elegant too. Not over wrought to my palate.

9.5

Cameron Hobel Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

Good juice!

Good juice!

9.1

Tom Garland

Michelin dinner with Harlan Estates: Harlan wines: 1996, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014 With Don Weaver(Harlan director), Lisa Perotti-Brown (editor Wine Advocate), Mark Bright (wine director Saison).

Michelin dinner with Harlan Estates: Harlan wines: 1996, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014 With Don Weaver(Harlan director), Lisa Perotti-Brown (editor Wine Advocate), Mark Bright (wine director Saison).

9.5

Michael Park

Magnum. So polished; balanced, well integrated, the perfect blend of fruits and minerals. A step above...

Magnum. So polished; balanced, well integrated, the perfect blend of fruits and minerals. A step above...

9.7

Pipe Garcia Ocasio

Not the best bottle

Not the best bottle

9.1

Pipe Garcia Ocasio

Not the best magnum

Not the best magnum

9.1

Elyse Lambert

Vin plus évolué que les 9 millésimes dégustés. Déjà sur le balsamique. À boire ASAP

Vin plus évolué que les 9 millésimes dégustés. Déjà sur le balsamique. À boire ASAP

8.5

John Wang

What an elegant Napa gem! All the goodies of a well rounded napa can could ask for. Perfectly ready to enjoy with 3-5years away to the peak!

What an elegant Napa gem! All the goodies of a well rounded napa can could ask for. Perfectly ready to enjoy with 3-5years away to the peak!

9.5

B

Magnum 1996 Harlan. Third set of reds we tried at house dinner w A&C BG and MR&GR. This wine we tried alongside the '96 Screaming Eagle. So cool to compare these two wines. This wine tasted much younger- greener, stronger tannins. Gorgeous wine and fun to drink out of magnum

Magnum 1996 Harlan. Third set of reds we tried at house dinner w A&C BG and MR&GR. This wine we tried alongside the '96 Screaming Eagle. So cool to compare these two wines. This wine tasted much younger- greener, stronger tannins. Gorgeous wine and fun to drink out of magnum

10

Andrew Benn

Muscular yet expressive All tannins seemed soft Fruit - mostly black - seemed forward but still not at full peak Loved it with truffled filet at Chevalier with BP and MK

Muscular yet expressive All tannins seemed soft Fruit - mostly black - seemed forward but still not at full peak Loved it with truffled filet at Chevalier with BP and MK

9.7

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