Harlan Estate – a rare complete vertical

Vertical tasing of Harlan Estate at the Napa Valley winery

A unique array of vintages of a Napa Valley classic that sells for double the price of a Bordeaux first growth and is only three decades old. See also Alder on the unsung urban wine hero at other end of the California wine price spectrum, also published today.

Immediately before northern California went under stay-at-home orders for the pandemic, Harlan hosted a small group tasting of every commercially released vintage of Harlan Estate, 1990 through 2016. This was the first comprehensive vertical tasting of this famous wine to be held since a smaller vertical tasting for long-time mailing-list members took...