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.
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