Napa Valley Red Wine

Harlan Estate, Napa Valley Red Wine, 2003

Bordeaux blend of average 75% Cabernet Sauvignon plus varying proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Very high sweet perfumed dark damson and violet notes on the nose (or as it might be tar and roses). Really luscious and charming, the garrigue now mellowing to dried rose petals with hints of dried sage. The palate has more rose petal perfume, allied with dark fruit and fine juice, and soft tannins which nevertheless have superb grip. Ready now and evolved to a stage that would suggest ageing will be shorter than its sister wines. Quite evolved for a magnum.

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

Magnum

Drink dates

2020 - 2030

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

Secondary market

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