The Harlan Estate 2014 is a wine of remarkable depth and complexity. Its color is deep and intense, reflecting the concentration and richness of the wine. On the nose, it offers a captivating array of aromas, including dark berries, black cherries, and cassis, intertwined with notes of graphite, cedar, and a subtle hint of violets. The palate is opulent and powerful, with velvety tannins that provide structure and support to the layers of flavors. Ripe black fruits, such as blackberry and plum, dominate the palate, complemented by nuances of dark chocolate, espresso, and a touch of baking spices. The wine exudes elegance and balance, with a seamless integration of fruit, oak, and acidity. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a lasting impression of dark fruit and savory elements. The Harlan Estate 2014 is a testament to the estate's commitment to producing exceptional wines that embody the essence of their terroir and the artistry of winemaking. It is a wine that will continue to evolve and develop with proper cellaring, rewarding those who have the patience to experience its full potential.
Robert Parker - 98 Points
"The deep garnet-purple colored 2014 Harlan Estate offers up subtle cassis, black cherries and crushed blackberries notes with tons of savory and earthy layers: forest floor, black soil, charcoal and dried herbs, plus wafts of violets and rare beef. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth, it has loads of tense, muscular fruit with many layers of earth, savory and spice nuances emerging, finishing with epic length. Around 2,100 cases were bottled."
Antonio Galloni - 98 Points
"A wine of restraint and sensuality, the 2014 Harlan Estate is wonderfully transparent in feel. Time in the glass brings out a compelling interplay of beautifully layered fruit and lifted aromatics. The 2014 is one of the most understated yet energetic young vintages of Harlan Estate I can remember tasting. Readers who have not tasted Harlan Estate in a few years might be taken aback by just how sophisticated and nuanced the 2014 is. This is a superb effort."