Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Harlan Estate

The Harlan Estate

"For nearly two decades, Harlan Estate has been committed to creating a California "First Growth" wine estate."

The Harlan Estate is set in the hills of the Oakville wine country, overlooking the Napa Valley. For the past 20 years the Estate has produced some of the finest wines ever made in California. The 240 acres of the Harlan estate is lush with oak studded valleys and has the ideal environmental make up for vine planting.

The estate encompasses traditional and natural wine making methods with a friendly family orientated philosophy of excellence. Harlan wines include rich cabernet sauvignons, delicious merlots, ripe cabernet franc and petit verdot.

Harlan Estate Red Blend 2001

A deep ruby tone is complemented with the ripe fresh aromas of black raspberry, licorice, kirsch and a warm hint of menthol. The bottle has a sweet first impression with an increasing depth and a firm strong taste. The chewy flavors of black fruit melt onto the palate cascading over the entire mouth. This is a Harlan estate special, one of the finest California wines of the year.

Harlan Estate The Maiden 2000

This years blend is a full-bodied ruby red with a dark spicy aroma. Black and red currants dominate the nose with a licorice, mocha and toasty oak impression lingering on the senses. This is a rich and very ripe drop with full fruit flavors and a subtle bite. This wine has a thick lush finish that leaves a lasting impression.

Harlan Estate Red Blend 2000

This wine has a vibrant deep garnet tone with the unfolding aromas of tabacco, mocha and currant. This is a full flavored bottle with a rich taste and the warmth of black raspberry sliding onto the palate. This is an elegant long cabernet with a heavy fruit concentration and a delicate finish.

Harlan Estate The Maiden 1999

This year’s Maiden has a deep ruby coloring with the vibrant aromas of black cherry, smoky oak and brown spices. A full round mouth with a heavy sweet flavor defines this Harlan Estate bottle. The flavor fully coats the palate with ripe tannins and leaves a smooth impression to finish.

Harlan Estate Red Blend 1999

This year’s vintage possesses a ripe and rich nose of black cherry, currant and plum with a heavy melding of meat and smoke and a lasting aroma of cedary spices. This is a very sweet wine with an intense flavor and a deep texture. The fine ripe tannins slide onto the palate leaving a long impression and a strong after taste.

Harlan Estate The Maiden 1998

This year’s vintage has a vibrant ruby red tone and a full aroma. The bottle opens up to a nose of black cherry and licorice. The flavor is peppery with a black cherry taste and a thick full texture. The finish is dusty with dry tannins and a long impression.

Harlan Estate Red Blend 1998

A dark warm tone and a complex aroma of black fruits and bitter chocolate define this year’s wine. The sweet thick nose deepens with caramel, nut and charred oak essences. The wine is flavored with ripe black cherry, black raspberry and licorice. This is a vibrant well-balanced concentrated bottle with a smooth even finish.

Harlan Estate The Maiden 1997

This bottle has a heavy bouquet of roasted fruit with a sweet lingering fragrance. Black raspberry and currants are complemented by a maple syrup essence. This wine has a lasting sweetness and a supple texture. The ripe tannins saturates the palate and leaves a distinctly Harlan after taste.

Harlan Estate Red Blend 1996

This wine features a dark red tone and the warm roasted aromas of plum, black cherry and chocolate. The bouquet is extended with currants, lead pencil, mineral and nuts. The wine flavors are rich and ripe with a full concentration of black cherries. This year’s bottle has a balanced texture and a good strong finish.

Harlan Estate The Maiden 1997

The 97 Maiden has a soft red tone with a strong intense fruit aroma. Black plums and raspberries are melded with mineral and Cuban tabacco in the bouquet. The palate is treated to a full infusion of black raspberries, mineral and tabacco. This is an age worthy drop with a slight oak hint and a supple texture.