Harlan Estate   Proprietary Red

2014 Proprietary Red

By Harlan Estate

2014 Proprietary Red by Harlan Estate, USA

The 2014 Proprietary Red from Harlan Estate is a remarkable representation of a fertile season, owing to its considered structure and fiery spirit. The magnificent Napa Valley, renowned for its fine wines from the USA, has excelled yet again. The judicious blend of neo-classic old-world winemaking ethos and ultramodern prowess sets the Harlan Estate apart, crafting a nectar that is truly captivating.


A Vintage Uniquely Favored By Nature

The climatic patterns of 2014 endowed the Napa Valley with a mild winter followed by a consistently warm summer. This exceptional nurturing from Mother Nature fostered an early, swift but carefully measured harvest, eventually leading to the evolution of wines marked by plush richness and energetic fruit intensity. The 2014 Proprietary Red from Harlan Estate is a riveting testament of this charmed vintage.


Demystifying The Palette's Journey

Unveiling itself with radiating garnet vibrancy, the wine swirls into an enticing concerto of ripe blackberries, red cherries and plum coupled with intricate tapestry of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and crushed rock minerality. The sumptuous mid-palate elegantly gives way to lithe tannins and seductive layers of chocolate truffle and wildflowers; punctuated by an exquisite, lingering finish that promises the perfect balance between complexity and elegance.


Investment Ascent Predicted

Over time, Harlan Estate has garnered robust investor interest attributing to its consistent ability to encapsulate terroir in each aged grape. Micro-vintages such as this 2014 Proprietary Red have only served to augment its investor appeal; their rarity deemed to increase valuation in time.

Ultimately, the 2014 Proprietary Red from Harlan Estate epitomizes the marriage of good fortune and meticulous craftsmanship. It is a fine wine investment from the USA worth considering for its distinctive harmony, potential ageing and enchanting elegance.

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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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2017

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