Harlan Napa Valley Red Wine 2009 1.5L

Harlan Napa Valley Red Wine 2009 1.5L

SKU C097


The third year in a row with below-average rainfall, 2009 will go down as being a relatively even growing season, with very few heat surges during the summer months. september provided ideal ripening conditions with 12 days in the 90°s. harvest began september 2. nearly all lots were "in the barn" prior to a looming rainstorm (6 inches) that arrived on October 12. We gathered the final few blocks on October 18. Overall, a superlative vintage.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Harlan
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Proprietary Blend Harlan Estate is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Cloves, dark plums, cherries, smoke and graphite add richness and resonance to this powerful, incisive wine. Juicy and exuberant, the 2009 has always had a certain raciness that is impossible to resist. Layers of fruit continue to build to the enveloping, sensual finish. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this hugely delicious wine. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.

Antonio Galloni, December 2012
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorOffering a Pomerol-like silkiness, this is very rich and layered, with ripe dark berry, roasted plum and cassis flavors. Yet what's striking is the texture, which has the density of the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. To be released spring 2013. Best from 2014 through 2026. 1,900 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2012