The 2012 Harlan Estate is simply fascinating. This stunning red instantly impresses with its gorgeous pure aromas of fresh ripe blackberries and blueberries, which are woven together with savory herbs, crushed violets mocha and a dusty earthy mineral character that all take shape and burst from the glass. Full-bodied and voluptuous, this majestic red is plush and beautifully structured with well-polished tannins that are seamlessly integrated. This goes on to impress as it displays a remarkable combination of balance and concentration, along with a core of beautiful sweet ripe dark fruits that continue to build up to the long, opulent finish. While the 2012 is already showing incredibly well and is nothing short of sensational today, this is ultimately still a youthful wine that should continue to cruise in the cellar and age gracefully for decades.