2019 MY FAVORITE NEIGHBOR HARVEY & HARRIET SAN LUIS OBISPO PROPRIETARY RED
From Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “Deep ruby-purple, the 2019 Harvey & Harriet has beguiling crushed red and black cherries, tar, coffee beans and dark spicy and savory accents on the nose. Full-bodied but light on its feet and easy to drink, it offers a fine balance of powerful fruit intensity and seamless freshness, a style that will appeal to a wide range of red-wine drinkers, from lovers of Zinfandel to fans of Cabernet.” ROBERT PARKER 94 POINTS
From Jeb Dunnuck, “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.” Jeb Dunnuck 94 POINTS
Luxuriously designed to emulate high-end Cabernet Blends’ most hedonistic qualities, Harvey & Harriett creator Eric Jensen’s inspiration for this wine came from his hardworking parents, Harvey and Harriet, who couldn’t afford the expensive, top-level Cabernet blends produced today. Eric struck gold, finding an ideal balance of opulence, intensity, and richness, making it a clear choice as one of our top picks this year.
Gaining experience from neighbors Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure, and friend Justin Smith of Saxum, Eric’s wines make a bold statement of quality and value without any snobbery. Harvey and Harriet is a Bordeaux-style blend coming from select vineyard sites in San Luis Obispo, scoring in the mid-90 point range, and is a strong competitor against similar styles that cost double or triple this bottling.