100 Points, Wine Advocate
2015 represents Harlan Estate’s 31st year of winegrowing from their vineyard in the western hills in Oakville. And as we’ve detailed in previous writings, 2015 was the 4th year of drought recently that resulted in exceptional fruit yet with much smaller yields, meaning the concentration and vibrancy in this vintage comes through almost immediately but because of the smaller grape clusters and less juice to skin ratio in the grapes, production was down from 30%-50% in wine country. “Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is a little closed, slowly unfurling to reveal black cherries, crème de cassis and plum pudding with nuances of potpourri, baking spices and tilled soil plus wafts of garrigue and wild sage. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated with exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and fantastic poise and depth with a long, decadently fruited finish.”-Wine Advocate.