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1998 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend

USA California North Coast Napa Oakville

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Professional Reviews

92 points Wine Spectator 9/2001
93 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 5/2001
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 12/2000

Member Reviews

Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend 1998

Rated  on Sep 13, 2007

I don't know why but I had a heck of time trying to find this wine. I called around to at least 5 stores. oh well once I found it It was worth the effort.

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Simply Spectacular
Score: 100 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
When I purchased this wine I knew it had been an off year for this cult winery, however, I purchased two bottles anyway. When I opened the first bottle, I was in a steak resturaunt in Boca Raton, FL. The sommelier opened the wine about 30 feet from my table because he did not have the proper opener on him at the time. All I can say is the minute he opened this bottle, the bouquet permiated the entire room. Even people in the next table suddenly shot up and were wondering what that intense, berry smell was eminating from. The wine was decanted and after about 30 minutes became even more jammy with caramel undertones but extremely smooth and balanced. The finish lasted for about 45 seconds and left you wanting more and more. I did not want the experience to end too quickly, so I began taking smaller sips. If you have a bottle of this wine, you are going to be pleasently surprised at how magnificent it is.
Posted by thegrapetrader on April 11, 2009
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Score: 98 points
Drink by: 13 to 20 years
Had a glass of this wine last thanksgiving it was very good. It will go down in history as one of the best made.
Posted by TimS25468 on February 9, 2006
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