2009 Promontory by Harlan Estate Napa Valley Red Wine


In an unmarked territory, concealed in the southwestern hills bordering Oakville, lies PROMONTORY - remote, raw, and replete with uncharted potential.

The quiet quest of a quarter century, the lands of Promontory manifest the hallmarks of an unparalleled winegrowing estate, diversity of soil, elevation, exposition and climate, all within a single and dramatic expanse.

We invite your interest.
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H. William Harlan

Robert Parker Review: 

The 2009 Promontory is a magnificent Bordeaux-styled red offering up notes of burning embers, scorched earth (not terribly dissimilar from a top Pessac-Leognan such as La Mission Haut-Brion), black fruits, loamy undertones of minerality, and hints of camphor and background oak. Dense, masculine, rich and full, this 2009 is built for the long-term, although for a 2009, the tannins are remarkably well-integrated, giving the wine definition and structure. This 2009 should age for 25 years.

97 points. -Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Other Notes: 
The 2009 Promontory is striking in its beauty. Clean veins of minerality and acidity support the fruit in a vibrant, layered Cabernet Sauvignons that stands out for its energy. The vibrant mountain tannins are present, but there is also more than enough fruit to balance those contours. Sweet herbs, menthol, lavender and wild flowers all add nuance on the crystalline finish. Today the 2009 is dense, compact and powerful. The tannins are firm yet fine grained. -Antonio Galloni, Vinous


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