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2014 Harlan Estate

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ITEM 7976253 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$845
Item Sold Amount Date
I8004648 1 $765 Nov 21, 2021
I7976252 2 $945 Oct 17, 2021
I7958758 5 $845 Sep 26, 2021
I7945026 1 $715 Sep 5, 2021
I7903898 1 $765 Jul 25, 2021
I7903898 1 $715 Jul 25, 2021
I7876927 1 $715 Jul 4, 2021
I7869822 2 $715 Jun 27, 2021
I7869821 1 $765 Jun 27, 2021
I7869821 3 $715 Jun 27, 2021
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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

...cassis, black cherries & crushed blackberries with tons of savory & earthy layers: forest floor, black soil, charcoal & dried herbs, plus wafts of violets & rare beef. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth... epic length.

98Vinous / IWC

A wine of restraint & sensuality... compelling interplay of beautifully layered fruit & lifted aromatics... Readers who have not tasted Harlan in a few years might be taken aback by just how sophisticated & nuanced this is. A superb effort.

98James Suckling

Shows phenomenal aromas of tar, wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Turns to burnt oranges, blackcurrants and kir. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that fly through the center of the palate. Fantastic beauty and balance. Alluring is the word!

97Jeb Dunnuck

It shows more floral notes with time in the glass, has full-bodied richness, a sexy, supple, regal personality, no hard edges, and gorgeous purity of fruit.

94Wine Spectator

A dense, potent, chewy effort, very tight and focused, with intense dark berry, mocha and licorice notes, cedary oak and substantial fine-grained tannins that keep the flavors in check.

PRODUCER

Harlan Estate

Founded in 1984 in the western hills of Oakville, Napa Valley, Harlan Estate is one of the fabled “Cult Cabs” that came of age in the 1990s. Along with such Cult Cabs as Screaming Eagle, Abreu, Araujo and Colgin, Harlan helped set the bar for extremely rich, complex and hard-to-acquire California Cabs. Harlan Estate founder William Harlan has said that part of his mission in founding the winery was “to create a first growth of California.” Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Harlan wines possess “all the elements of greatness – individuality, power combined with elegance, extraordinary complexity, remarkable aging potential and compelling richness without ponderousness.” The estate’s 36 acres of vineyards are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. About 1,800 to 2,000 cases of Harlan Estate are produced annually. Also produced annually are 10,000 bottles of The Maiden, a Cabernet Sauvignon.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,