My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet Paso Robles Red Blend 2019 Rated 94JD

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Jeb Dunnuck Review
Rated 94
As to the reds, the 2019 Harvey and Harriet can be thought of as the more approachable, lush red in the lineup, and it always seems more black fruit-driven than the straight Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberries, sweet tobacco, cedar, and some floral violet nuances define the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful texture and silky tannins. It's a smoking value, and while it has plenty of up-front charm, it certainly has a decade or more of overall longevity.

Wine Tasting Notes
Harvey and Harriet is the Bordeaux blend created by Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyard, in an attempt to make a wine that his parents would love and could aord. It is a wine that's made by hard work, the best vineyard sites, the best barrels, the best team and of course no additives or concentrates. A world class wine for everyone who appreciates high quality without the high price tag.

At first blush, an exuberant bouquet of candied blueberries, blackberries, jasmine, and orange blossoms jumps out of the glass and demands full attention. Underneath the fruits and flowers lay warm scents of brioche, cocoa and baking spices. The taster is then rewarded with intense cherry, mixed berry and pluot, followed by caramel and espresso. The overall sensation is sublime bliss on the palate as the elegant finish slowly fades away.

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Malbec

Alcohol 14.5%
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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Loved this wine!

    Posted by Mary on Dec 10th 2020

    I loved this wine and feel the wine critic's review fit, not the best red I've had but I really enjoyed it.

  • 2
    Incredibly Overrated

    Posted by Wine me on Jul 21st 2020

    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.

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