Three Decades of Harlan Estate *Limited Availability*
Saturday June 10 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
When Bill Harlan established Harlan Estate back in 1984, he had a clear ambition: to make a California wine that could stand shoulder to shoulder with Bordeaux’s very best. That desire to craft a ‘first growth’ from the hills of Oakville in the Napa Valley has been Harlan Estate’s “philosophical heartbeat” ever since, and its Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blends have achieved cult status among aficionados.
This unmissable masterclass is deemed a "once in a lifetime experience'', tasters will experience first-hand how Bill Harlan’s ambition has come to life by comparing six vintages of the flagship Harlan Estate across three decades, from the mid-1990s to recent releases.
Due to the exclusivity of this masterclass, tickets are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
Price: $545 per ticket (+ tax)
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Will Harlan, co-owner and Managing Director, Harlan Estate
Host: Jonathan Cristaldi, Napa Valley Correspondent, Decanter
WINES TO TASTE:
- Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA 1994
- Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA 1997
- Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA 2001
- Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA 2005
- Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA 2013
- Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA 2018
Co-owner and Managing Director
Will Harlan, son of founder Bill Harlan, is Managing Director of Domain H. William Harlan. After graduating from Duke University in 2009, Will began his career at an internet start-up in San Francisco, while simultaneously and discreetly working with his father on an ambitious new wine project: The Mascot. The launch of this wine, made from the younger vines of the Harlan family domain, was announced in 2013, marking Will’s official shift into the wine business. In 2017, Will assumed leadership of the Promontory estate and he officially took over the Harlan reins in January 2021, when his father appointed him MD, giving him oversight of all the family’s winegrowing properties – Harlan Estate, BOND, Promontory, and The Mascot.
Napa Valley Correspondent
Jonathan Cristaldi is a wine writer and critic based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than a decade, his articles on wine, spirits and beer have appeared in a host of print and digital platforms, including Decanter, Food & Wine, Departures, The SOMM Journal, Tasting Panel Magazine, Liquor.com, Seven Fifty Daily, Los Angeles Magazine, Thrillist, Tasting Table and Time Out LA among others. When not writing about wine, Cristaldi works as a scriptwriter on film and documentary projects with award-winning commercial photographer and director Rachid Dahnoun.