1993 Harlan Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 51563-1993-3000

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$695.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Aromas of mint and blackberries with hints of freshly cut cedar. Full and chewy, with angular tannins and a slightly hot finish. Drying out a little.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 1993 should be as prodigious as the 1992. It is an opaque purple-colored wine with spectacular ripeness, purity, and potential. Dense, full-bodied, with a chocolatey, toasty, mineral, and blackcurrant-scented nose, this wine has a rich, full-bodied, chewy texture nicely buttressed by ripe tannin. In addition, the wine reveals more noticeable tannin in the finish, particularly when it is compared to the 1992 or 1994. This is another 20-25 year wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 95

    1993 was considered a weak vintage in Napa primarily because '93 was sandwiched in between 1992 and 1994-7. This wine shows how a producer dedicated to the highest quality can triumph over difficulties less producers succumb to. The '93 drinks beautifully right now but shows no signs of slowing down. Powerful fruit in the nose and mouth coupled with attractive herbal nuances. Tannins are more prominent then in the best vintages of Harlan (the skins of the grapes were drier in '93 and produced more tannic wine.)
    Drink Dates: 2003-2015
    Author: Daniel B
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 winemaker Bob Levy lead the production of Harlan's wines, producing two Bordeaux-style blends: Harlan Estate's namesake proprietary red and "The Maiden." These wines have been received to great acclaim by reviewers and collectors alike, commanding high prices and a competitive waiting list. Both wines are complex, full-bodied and have the ability to age for decades. With an opulent style, rich with dense fruit and elements of black currant, spice, and minerals, Harlan is both graceful and elegant, ranking it among the top tier of California Cabernet producers.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 648 bottles owned
  • 180 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 180 collectors)