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2004 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 »

Score
WA 98
96
WS 97
IWC 97
Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2023 WA: 2014-2044 WS: 2009-2020
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750ml $555.00
1.5L $1,150.00
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IWC 97
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132

($350) Deep medium ruby. Superripe aromas and flavors of roasted black raspberry, licorice, mocha and minerals; just this side of liqueur-like. Thick, dense and silky but tightly wound and still youthfully closed. This compellingly deep wine boasts outstanding sweetness without coming off as over the top. Finishes with huge but sweet tannins and great length.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 212
Drink Dates 2014-2044

Another rating identical to that which was given in 2007 (when first tasted from bottle), the 2004 Harlan Estate is performing essentially the way I suggested in 2007 as it is one of the more precocious and accessible of the Harlan Estate wines to date. A great showing at this retrospective, this wine, which seems like a hypothetical blend of a Pauillac, St.-Estephe and Graves, represents around 1,500 cases from 40 acres of beautifully manicured hillside vineyards overlooking Oakville. Still dense purple to the rim, with notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, blackberry and sweet toast, the wine is full-bodied and voluptuously textured with the tannins largely resolved. But the density and richness suggest this wine can go a long, long way, even though the window for drinking it seems open and inviting already. A world-class, first-growth wine if there ever was one from Napa, this is simply an exquisite Harlan Estate that has atypically reached mid to late adolescence at the age of ten. That is great given the fact that these are 30- to 40-year wines - possibly even half-century wines. Drink it over the next 30 years.

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WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Firmly structured and tightly wound, with deep, perfumed currant, anise, sage and cedary oak notes, picking up a mineral and pebble edge and ending with a return to the spicy currant fruit. Long and persistent, with tight tannins. <br><br/> Aside from the 2002 vintage (99 points, $245 release), the 2004 is one of the highest scoring Harlan vintages in years, rated at the same level as the 1999, 1997, 1996 and 1994. While a $350 price tag may seem steep, the 2002 is already selling for $1,000 and demand for the 2003 Harlan (90 points, $265), has recently sent its auction average price over $500 a bottle.

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Author Edward C731
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.81%
Tasted On 02/03/2012
Drink Dates 2015-2030
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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.675%
Tasted On 01/13/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2035

Deep ruby red, amazing wine with a gorgeous nose great mouthfeel almost port like, with a long finish, almost 60 seconds. One of the greatest wines I have ever drank.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.489%
Tasted On 11/26/2011

A bit disappointing. I would drink the 04 sooner rather than later.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.532%
Tasted On 09/17/2011
Drink Dates 2014-2020

Tannins dominate and overwhelm this bottle.

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Author PLevensohn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.26%
Tasted On 06/16/2011
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Extraordinary!

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Author sikora398
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 11/26/2010
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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 04/29/2010

Strong deep tanins. A little bitter, but a superb wine. Should mellow and evolve nicely. I would still give this another 3-5 years, but it is a great wine.

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Author Derald L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 68.75%
Tasted On 10/03/2009

Had this @ my mothers 70th @ Morton's. Decanted for 1 hour (could have used at least 1 more hour) Show & paired perfectly with the tenderloin. Long finish. Outstanding

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Author Sechang P
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 71.429%
Tasted On 07/03/2009
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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
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Author JMC22
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 02/18/2009
Drink Dates 2011-2020

Wow. Gorgeous currant, silky tannins already, lengthy finish!

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