Parker : 97+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This was tasted as a barrel sample, to be bottled in March 2020. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Harlan Estate sashays out of the glass with a vibrant, carefree nose of wild blueberries, black raspberries, crushed black currants and boysenberries with lovely floral nuances of candied violets and rose hips plus touches of cedar chest and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, this is a Harlan that is incredibly light on its feet, with amazing intensity and energy, framed by very finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced.