Napa 2010: Harlan
May 14, 2014
The 2010 in Napa Valley was an atypical vintage, as Harlan and Bond’s technical director Bob Levy comments. The growing season began with a wet, cool spring, which delayed harvest and naturally decreased yields to some extent. However, the combination of the cool summer months with the uniformity of the clusters and the naturally low yields gave Bob and his team the chance of achieving perfectly synchronized maturity.
When asked about the defining character of the wine, Bob responded, “The dimension of the wine is broad and round yet it has a liveliness and minerality to it. I wouldn’t say linearity but it has a focus and an energy.”
Watch the video to find out more about Napa's 2010 vintage.
Also be sure to check out the recent tasting report on 2010 and 2011 Napa Valley cabernet.