Harlan Estate 2013: A Symphony of Napa Elegance and Power


A wine bottle next to a wine glass


Earlier this month a group of 9 of us got together at STK Steakhouse in San Diego to test the metal on the best wines from Napa in one of Napa’s finest vintages – 2013.
The criteria was simple. Each guest had to bring a 2013 Napa Cabernet and it had to be 100 points. The lineup had all the Heavy Weights that you would want to battle in the ring together: Harlan, Hundred Acre (Few and Far Between & Wraith), Shrader's "Old Sparky", Scarecrow, Screaming Eagle, Screaming Eagle Second Flight (although technically not a full cab), Tusk, Colgin and Abreu Thorevillos.
Harlan 2013 was an absolute standout in the lineup! The wine embodied elegance. Nothing was out of place. It was knit together perfectly with balance, structure and power all dancing together in rhythm. Blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, a hint of cedar on the nose. The palate was so soft but also well structured at the same time. The wine had a finish that lingered in my mouth for over a minute. 
"one of their all-time greats"
"really sensational with such precision and focus"
We recently acquired three pristine 6pk’s of Harlan Estate 2013 and have the Best Price in the Country.
These 6pks of 2013 are extremely rare and hard to find. 
Please let me know if you would like to secure your case of one of the finest wines in Napa history!

"As I predicted last year, the 2013 Harlan Estate is one of their all-time greats, although they have had many of them, starting with the 1991, followed by 1994, 1995, 1997 (although controversial in some circles), 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012. This great first-growth property, with aspirations to produce the finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine made in the New World, has given us a wine that has it all in 2013. Dense purple to the rim, with notes of espresso, white chocolate, mocha, blackberry, cassis, and cedar wood, the wine is full-bodied, opulent, but also structured, pure and incredibly long (well past a minute aftertaste). It is probably closest in personality and overall character to the compelling 2001, which is still a youthful wine at age 15. Drink it over the next 50+ years ." – RP100


"This is really sensational with such precision and focus. Glorious aromas of tar, graphite, blackcurrants, and blackberries. Full-bodied, very tight, and reserved. Phenomenal tannic structure that is supple and wonderful. This new classicism makes me speechless. It's pure pleasure." – JS100

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