1993 Harlan - Wine Advocate #102 - Dec 1995: The 1993 is also more impressive from bottle than it was from cask. All of these wines are bottled without fining or filtration. The color is an opaque purple with a black middle. The huge, exotic nose of vanilla, sweet cassis, cedar, spice, cigar box, and fruitcake is followed by a well-balanced wine of extraordinary richness, great purity, and awesome extract. The tannin is ripe and well-integrated, the acidity is low, but adequate to provide focus, and the finish lasts 30-40 seconds. This awesome 1993 once again proves how unfairly maligned this vintage has been. The only opportunity readers will have to latch onto a bottle of these extraordinary wines (the exquisite packaging - note the Rubenesque female figure caressing a succulent bunch of grapes - is also admirable) is to get their names on the winery's mailing list.
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