2018 Harbison Estate 'The Trail' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
The Trail vineyard lines up next to Silverado Trail and is serious from head to toe. It’s ripeness isn’t overwhelming, but inviting from the start. The purity of fruit is what stands out in the glass – crème de cassis, blackberry, and plum. It’s full-bodied, opulent, and sexy.
100 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Harbison Estate vineyards is perhaps the most boutique rare winery in the world and the vineyards are sitting right up the street from us in Oakville. Joe Harbison, a long time wine collector and philanthropist, started this winery in 2005 and planted five small vineyard blocks that yield approximately 75 cases every harvest. Harbison Estate's team of artisans includes Russell Bevan, whose wines Robert Parker calls, "exuberant and showy," and Jim Barbour, venerable Napa Valley viticulturist for nearly 40 years. Together, they produce focused and graceful wines from the land that is Harbison Estate.
The vineyard blocks include The Trail, located along the Silverado Trail near the front of the property (across the street from Dalla Valle, Turnbull Leopoldina and Peter Michael). Pony Express is the northern-most block and named for the Pony Express stop once on the estate (next to Rudd, Gargiulo and Gamble). Horseshoe, the western facing vineyard block and fondly nicknamed for the numerous horseshoes found during development (next to Tench and Screaming Eagle).
|Product Name||2018 Harbison Estate 'The Trail' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|New World Region||Napa Valley|