Napa Valley Red Wine

Harlan Estate, Napa Valley Red Wine, 2008

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

Graphite, mineral, herbaceous waft of leaf. Suddenly the tannins are softening, you feel this uncoiling, fruit rides with the tannins in harmony rather than fighting for a place – the acidity is melded now, everything integrated and there’s a lovely intimacy to the perfume, a lavendar-scented oak drawer opened for a second, then fine floral notes and savoury dark fruit. Still hints of austerity here, the tannins soft in the mid palate but gripping to the end.

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

Magnum

Drink dates

2020 - 2050

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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