My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet San Luis Obispo Red Blend 2020 Rated 93JS

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James Suckling Review
Rated 93
Nice herbs, olives with a hint of savory anchovies, blackcurrants and tobacco to the nose. Juicy and bright with fine, present tannins on a medium- to full-bodied palate. Nicely flattering and fruit-forward, too. Drink or hold.

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.

My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet San Luis Obispo Red Blend once again over-delivers with aromas of bing cherry, red raspberry, blueberries, roasted rhubarb, cardamom, and brown sugar. On the palate, pleasing sensations of vanilla and spice give way to grilled meats, olive tapenade, cedar, and molasses. The acid and tannin structure are perfectly balanced for either a Tuesday tipple or celebratory toast. This wine is meant to be enjoyed now.

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah, 17% Petite Sirah, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec

Alcohol 14.1%
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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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