ITEM 17051

1999 Harlan Estate Red Wine Napa Valley

$999.98

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Wine Rating:

96ST 92WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1999

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

harlan estate

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 96 points

Good deep red-ruby. Sexy aromas of wild plum, violet, graphite and minerals, with captivating saline and baked bread nuances. Sweet on entry, then wonderfully bright and gripping in the middle palate, displaying very ripe plum and currant flavors complicated by wild herbs and a whiff of game. This boasts a lovely combination of sweetness of fruit and bracing acid spine. Finishes juicy and extremely long, with outstanding lift. Our first bottle was corked, so this replacement was poured without being decanted, and it was a treat watching it evolve with air.

Review Date: June 2010

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

The 1999 Harlan Estate (1,700 cases) reveals moderately intense aromatics of sweet vanilla, menthol, espresso, chocolate, and cassis. The wine is medium to full-bodied, suave, and elegant. It is more restrained and not as intense as previous vintages, reflecting 1999's cool growing season. Nevertheless, this is still an outstanding wine. The finish is long, elegant, and Bordeaux-like. It is not as prodigious as the Harlans produced between 1991 and 1998. I would rank it behind all those wines. Anticipated maturity: now-2016.. The objective at Harlan is simple ... low yields, ripe fruit, no razzle dazzle in terms of fermentation, a natural upbringing, and bottling without clarification. Tel. (707) 944-1441; Fax (707) 944-1444

Review Date: August 2002