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Harlan Estate 1998, 3 bottles (owc)

Auction:
2956B
Lot:
225
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2956B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 09, 2016 6:00PM

Description:

Harlan Estate 1998
Napa
"The 1998, which is a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced from yields of 0.9 tons per acre. There are only 1,100 cases, and it is the first Harlan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement, it boasts an opaque plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of espresso, mineral, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, Asian spice, and roasted meat smells. In the mouth, it is seamless, full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, gorgeously sweet tannin, and layer upon layer of concentration. This is a tour de force in winemaking. It is hard to believe that a wine such as this has emerged from 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. "R. Parker for TWA, 95 pts. 12/00
3 bottles (owc)
Estimate $900-1,200


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Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Geography of California, Napa County, California, Napa Valley AVA, Wine

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