Promontory Wines: Unveiling Napa's Ambitious Treasure

Wine bottles on display


It is only a matter of time until Promontory is the same bottle price as Harlan Estate. GRW has had Promontory and Harlan Estate numerous times and would consider them to be on an equal playing field. What we love about Promontory is that these vines were planted on a rugged hillside that nobody in their right mind would have thought about planting. However, Bill Harlan was determined to push the envelope and show how exceptional this terroir was for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.

We are the lowest price in the United State for these 3-packs and have (5) available. All are in pristine condition and ready to be in your cellar. The 2012 vintage is drinking sensationally well now, and you can age these for another two decades easily. But why wait!? 

This is Bill Harlan’s third and some might say most ambitious project. When he discovered a unique piece of property in the mid-1980s in between Oakville and Yountville, Harlan was mesmerized by the isolated location. He then knew he would one day buy the land and make wine there.

“Readers should plan on placing Promontory’s Proprietary Red in the same context as the Harlan Estate…… one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wines, and a true first-growth if such a thing existed in Napa.”  - Robert Parker





2012 Promontory

This is incredibly complex and complete with white and black-truffle aromas, as well as wet earth and blackcurrants. Then, it changes to tobacco, cedar and wild forest fruit. Dazzling complexity in both the nose and palate. Full-bodied, yet tight and harmonious. The tannins melt into the wine. Drinkable now, but one for the cellar. This estate could one day rival Harlan, which shares its ownership. - 100 points, James Suckling
The 2012 Promontory, which is the softest vintage to date, was slightly better this year than last year, as it had rounded out. It does not have the depth of the 2013, but it is a great wine on its own merits. Notes of new saddle leather, loamy soil, and crushed rock intermingle with blackcurrants, plum, tobacco leaf and spice in a full-bodied, wonderfully pure and large-scaled style with ripe, well-integrated tannin. It is accessible enough to enjoy, and in spite of its massiveness, it is certainly capable of evolving beautifully for 30 or more years. - 97 points, Wine Advocate
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