Harlan Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1998 (1500ml)

$1189

The 1998, which is a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced from yields of 0.9 tons per acre. There are only 1,100 cases, and it is the first Harlan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement, it boasts an opaque plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of espresso, mineral, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, Asian spice, and roasted meat smells. In the mouth, it is seamless, full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, gorgeously sweet tannin, and layer upon layer of concentration. This is a tour de force in winemaking. It is hard to believe that a wine such as this has emerged from 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Oxidized.

Oxidized.

8.0

Andy Bartee Delectable Pro

Sales Copain Winery

Aged beautifully! Thanks for sharing @Armen Khachaturian

Aged beautifully! Thanks for sharing @Armen Khachaturian

9.3

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Drinking wonderfully, proving that my expectations were misguided. A happy surprise.

Drinking wonderfully, proving that my expectations were misguided. A happy surprise.

9.6

Lionel Freitas Jr. Delectable Pro

Awesome!

Awesome!

10

Adam Spain

Fruit and Jam

Fruit and Jam

9.3

Michael Foggia

Fantastic

Fantastic

9.3

Andrew Kitz

Meh.

Meh.

9.0

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