Booker Harvey & Harriet Paso Robles Red Blend 2018 Rated 93-95+
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Wine Advocate Review
The barrel sample of 2018 Harvey and Harriet is made up of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot, aging in 75% new French oak. Deep ruby-black in color, it has a very layered nose with aromas of exotic spices, crème de cassis, blackcurrant bud, tar and tilled black soil with hints of violet, lilac, cardamom and baking spices. The medium to full-bodied palate is silky and has a great interplay of fruit and spice. It has a firm, pleasantly chalky frame and just enough freshness, finishing long with a youthful cloaking of oak spice.
Jeb Dunnuck Review
Tasted out of barrel, the 2018 Harvey and Harriet sports a deep purple color as well as a powerful bouquet of ripe black fruits, tobacco leaf, smoked earth, dark chocolate, and Asian spice. Full-bodied, ripe, and incredibly sexy on the palate, it has hints of background oak, a rounded, opulent texture, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's one serious, pleasure-bent beauty.
Wine Tasting Notes
This is a wine for those whose hands are familiar with hard work. Whose values are solid and whose integrity is their compass. Who know heartache and joy are two sides of the same coin and that laughter can be found in the chaos of building a life together. This is a wine for Harvey and Harriet, my parents. It's also a wine for you. Made with honesty and without compromise, the way great wine should be.
Harvey & Harriet comprises a delicious blend of Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Syrah for a harmonious and well-balanced Paso Bordeaux style expression. Reflecting the coastal Paso Robles terroir, the wine contains notes of black cherries and espresso.
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot
Saw this wine pop up in an email and noticed the high ratings from fairly reputable sources. Very suspicious price point for a brand new release with 95 points and already being liquidated by an independent seller. Bought a bottle and did a tasting in the parking lot before I purchased a case as intended. I just sensed something wasn’t right about these being so inexpensive, highly rated, brand new release, and being sold at a discount. There is a hint of an evolving nose on this, but it’s got so many different reds in it, this should burst with fragrance. Took a sip and nope. Not good. Tasted like inexpensive cab blended with tea. Let it breathe in the glass for about 15 minutes, nose a little more pleasing, took another sip, and it tasted like a tannic $7 bottle of inexpensive red table wine. I have had house reds at chain Italian restaurants that were more pleasing. Perfect example of why ratings from barrel tastings can be way off. Three hours later shared the rest of opened bottle with spouse. She reacted like I’d spiked her wine with orange juice. If you have a cellar, maybe an inexpensive science project to see how it ages, but otherwise it’s just not a very nice bottle of wine.