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2003 Harlan Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Harlan Estate, owned by Bill Harlan, is located in the western hills of Oakville. Harlan is known for its commitment to creating a wine that is a California "First Growth," on par with those of the old world. The entire estate consists of 240 acres, including a homestead and plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Consulting oenologist Michel Rolland and... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2026 VF: 2005-2018
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.788%
Tasted On 06/28/2015

Initial taste dominated by heat and dark brooding fruit. Lacking nuance and tertiary scents and flavor. Monolithic. This wine was kept in my cellar in perfect conditions. No evolution with age. Not worth the price.

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Author Matt O
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Drink Dates 2011-2027
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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.69%
Tasted On 12/31/2013

Tasted too early. Needs a lot of decant time.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.082%
Tasted On 08/30/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2025

Intense, vibrant, firm and focused, with a touch of raciness to the concentrated mocha, blackberry and graphite. Extracted, chewy and firmly tannic, but with tight focus and persistence of flavor.--Non-blind Harlan retrospective (2010). Drink now through 2025. 1,827 cases made

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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.844%
Tasted On 05/20/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2030

Deep dark ruby red almost black, nose of cherries, saddle leather, wonderful thick mouthfeel with a lonf 45+ second finish. A great wine from Bill Harlan.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.566%
Tasted On 04/27/2011

I really like this wine. Rich, lush nose and flavors, but none of the flabbiness of some California wines. It has a firmness and backbone that make Harlan a rare pleasure.

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Author GrapesofWrath
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.461%
Tasted On 02/04/2011

Harlan strikes again. The 2003 is drinking in peak form right now. 7-15 years seems about the sweet spot, so you've got time but if the occassion is right, drink up. Strong rasberries and heavy tannins overwhelm the tastebuds. Delicious!

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Author Hal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 03/06/2009
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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 79.942%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
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