Napa Valley Red Wine

Harlan Estate, Napa Valley Red Wine, 2009

RRP £806

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

What an absolutely lovely nose, shy and reserved but showing delicate red fruit, charming. The palate dense and tightly wound, a sense of coiled energy, reserved, slightly closed, the fruit on the palate is sweet, blueberry and ripe plum, the tannins with a powerful grip, old-fashioned beasts to be left alone for a good few years. The finish endless, the juice sappy. This is a superb example of finesse and power.

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

Magnum

Drink dates

2025 - 2050

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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