2016 Harlan Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

America / California / Napa Valley / Oakville

$1,495
JD 100
RP 100
V 98
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2016 Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, USA


Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, the 2016 Harlan Estate is a masterpiece crafted by the renowned Harlan Estate winery. This vintage artfully weaves together history, varietals, and exceptional production attributes to deliver an unparalleled wine experience.

A Legacy of Dedication
The Harlan Estate has a rich history dating back to its founding by Bill Harlan in the 1980s. The 2016 vintage is a testament to this legacy, representing decades of unwavering dedication to the art of winemaking. It stands as a beacon of the estate's commitment to excellence.

The Blend of Varietals
At the core of the 2016 Harlan Estate is the noble Cabernet Sauvignon, known for its depth and complexity. What sets this wine apart is its harmonious blend with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

Production Excellence
Crafting the 2016 Harlan Estate demands meticulous attention to detail. Grapes are hand-harvested to ensure that only the finest fruit makes its way into the winery. A rigorous sorting process further refines the selection, ensuring quality at every step.

Fermentation occurs in small lots, allowing for close supervision and gentle flavor extraction. Aging in French oak barrels is the final touch, where the wine matures gracefully, gaining complexity and depth.

JD 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The quality of the 2016 Harlan Estate shouldn’t surprise anyone. This estate rarely misses a beat, and in a great vintage like 2016, they’ve made a perfect wine. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as extraordinary notes of crème de cassis, blackcurrants, herbes de Provence, tobacco, graphite, and a who knows what else, this beauty hits the palate with a deep, powerful, full-bodied style that has enough structure to warrant a decade of cellaring. The purity is off the charts, it builds incrementally on the palate, and has a finish that won’t quit. Reminding me a little of the 2013, yet with a touch more elegance, do your best to hide bottles for at least 5-7 years and it’s going to keep for 30-40 years or more. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck. Tasting date: January 2020. Drinking window: 2025 - 2065.
RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Harlan Estate comes charging out of the glass, brandishing bold, opulent blackberry pie, warm cassis and blueberry preserves notes with hints of cigar box, Indian spices, crushed rocks and forest floor plus fragrant accents of lavender and black tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with a solid line of super ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the layer upon layer of savory and earth-inspired notions, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Impressively structured, incredibly nuanced and possessing all this latent tension, this brazen beauty is set to live for a good 60 years and possibly more! Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Tasting date: September 2019. Drinking window: 2024 - 2080.
V 98

Vinous

(Rating 98+) A wine of tremendous breeding and pure stature, the 2016 Harlan Estate reaches dizzying heights of profound beauty. All the elements simply fall into place in an effortless, elegant Harlan Estate that really captures the essence of the year. Sweet tobacco, spice, menthol and mocha overtones give the 2016 beguiling aromatic presence to match its layered, sumptuous personality. More than anything else, the 2016 is a fabulous example of the Harlan Estate of today, an era in which finesse is just as prized as intensity. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: October 2019. Drinking window: 2024 - 2041.

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SHIPPING: During warm summer weather, we recommend to only ship within the United States with Same Day or Next Day Air service to protect the wines from environmental damage. If you would like to waive this protection by shipping Ground, we will request a waiver be signed.

PACKAGING: Our premium wines need optimal temperature consistency, therefore are packaged in EPS foam shippers with gel pack (when needed) and shipped only during ideal weather temperatures.

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  • CRITICAL REVIEWS
  • WINEMAKER NOTES
JD 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The quality of the 2016 Harlan Estate shouldn’t surprise anyone. This estate rarely misses a beat, and in a great vintage like 2016, they’ve made a perfect wine. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as extraordinary notes of crème de cassis, blackcurrants, herbes de Provence, tobacco, graphite, and a who knows what else, this beauty hits the palate with a deep, powerful, full-bodied style that has enough structure to warrant a decade of cellaring. The purity is off the charts, it builds incrementally on the palate, and has a finish that won’t quit. Reminding me a little of the 2013, yet with a touch more elegance, do your best to hide bottles for at least 5-7 years and it’s going to keep for 30-40 years or more. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck. Tasting date: January 2020. Drinking window: 2025 - 2065.
RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Harlan Estate comes charging out of the glass, brandishing bold, opulent blackberry pie, warm cassis and blueberry preserves notes with hints of cigar box, Indian spices, crushed rocks and forest floor plus fragrant accents of lavender and black tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with a solid line of super ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the layer upon layer of savory and earth-inspired notions, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Impressively structured, incredibly nuanced and possessing all this latent tension, this brazen beauty is set to live for a good 60 years and possibly more! Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Tasting date: September 2019. Drinking window: 2024 - 2080.
V 98

Vinous

(Rating 98+) A wine of tremendous breeding and pure stature, the 2016 Harlan Estate reaches dizzying heights of profound beauty. All the elements simply fall into place in an effortless, elegant Harlan Estate that really captures the essence of the year. Sweet tobacco, spice, menthol and mocha overtones give the 2016 beguiling aromatic presence to match its layered, sumptuous personality. More than anything else, the 2016 is a fabulous example of the Harlan Estate of today, an era in which finesse is just as prized as intensity. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: October 2019. Drinking window: 2024 - 2041.

2016 Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, USA


Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, the 2016 Harlan Estate is a masterpiece crafted by the renowned Harlan Estate winery. This vintage artfully weaves together history, varietals, and exceptional production attributes to deliver an unparalleled wine experience.

A Legacy of Dedication
The Harlan Estate has a rich history dating back to its founding by Bill Harlan in the 1980s. The 2016 vintage is a testament to this legacy, representing decades of unwavering dedication to the art of winemaking. It stands as a beacon of the estate's commitment to excellence.

The Blend of Varietals
At the core of the 2016 Harlan Estate is the noble Cabernet Sauvignon, known for its depth and complexity. What sets this wine apart is its harmonious blend with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

Production Excellence
Crafting the 2016 Harlan Estate demands meticulous attention to detail. Grapes are hand-harvested to ensure that only the finest fruit makes its way into the winery. A rigorous sorting process further refines the selection, ensuring quality at every step.

Fermentation occurs in small lots, allowing for close supervision and gentle flavor extraction. Aging in French oak barrels is the final touch, where the wine matures gracefully, gaining complexity and depth.

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