2007 Harlan Estate

  • 100 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 97 IWC
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 51563-2007

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Good deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines dark berries, graphite, cedar and flowers. The palate offers uncanny clarity and depth of flavor, combining elegance and density in the way of a great grand cru site. Wonderful energy here, as well as inner-palate floral lift. A great vintage for Harlan Estate, with nothing overdone about it. Incidentally, I had the opportunity to taste every vintage of Harlan Estate in an extraordinary vertical tasting on this visit, and this 2007 was as strong as any wine to date from outstanding property estate. (I will publish the results of this tasting in the coming weeks.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Intense and a bit rustic, with complex loamy earth, dried currant, black licorice, mocha, roasted herb, porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied and balanced, deep, focused and persistent, ending with pebbly, minerally notes and firm tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2024
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Oct 15, 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The prodigious 2007 Harlan Estate reminds me of a hypothetical blend of the 2002 with a touch of the controversial 1997. Dense plum/purple-colored with sweet aromas of barbecue smoke, blueberries, blackberries, cassis, licorice, hot rocks and subtle oak, it is a splendidly opulent, pure wine with a skyscraper-like texture as well as stunningly deep fruit that expands gracefully across the palate. The finish lasts nearly a full minute. Because of its overwhelming richness and sweet tannins, this brilliant wine seems to be approachable now, but I suspect further nuances and complexity will emerge after 4-5 years in the bottle. This wine will still be going strong at age 25-30. Like the offerings from its sister estate, Bond, these Harlan Estate offerings are uncompromisingly brilliant examples of Napa viticulture and winemaking at its finest. Kudos to proprietor Bill Harlan.
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 192
  • Vinous | Rating: 98

    The 2007 Harlan Estate is fabulous. Explosive and dense, with tremendous persistence, the 2007 has all of the opulence and raciness that makes the wines from this vintage so distinctive. Scents of tobacco, leather and mocha develop in the glass, but above all else, the 2007 is a wine of sumptuous richness. It will continue to deliver considerable pleasure over the next two decades or so. What a wine! Empting describes 2007 as a warm, but not excessively hot, year with a long growing season. The wines presented naturally high dry extracts. Because of that, Levy and Empting opted for macerations that were a bit longer than usual.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2032
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Sep 2017
  • James Suckling | Rating: 97

    Heavy aromas of sweet tobacco, coffee, ripe fruits, violets, and dried flowers. Full bodied, and very, very powerful. This is muscular yet agile. The finish is subtle and fruity, with minerals, mint, and currants. A blockbuster. Keep your hands off this until 2016. 15+24+24+34. Find this wine
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Monday, April 11, 2011
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Slight butterscotch/cedar note, a hint of cinnamon and slightly rustic with an almost green edge. Still youthful with lots of dark primary fruit with a dense mouthfeel and plenty of tannic structure.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating:

    Sold as a 3-pack. In original wooden box & still wrapped in original tissue. Never handled. Perfect for display!
    Author: GreatWine4U
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1603 bottles owned
  • 325 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 325 collectors)