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Harlan Estate Cabernet at Its Finest

A vertical from 1990 to 2006 reveals the vineyard’s greatness
James Laube
Issue: November 15, 2010

Napa Valley vintner Bill Harlan has a goal both simple and demanding: create a "first-growth," the Bordeaux definition of a grand estate, from his property in Oakville. With 18 vintages in bottle, he's proved his point, creating a deliberate, expressive style, though it has its share of critics. Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 26, 2010.

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