My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet 2019

Rocking Paso Robles Red Blend: My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet

For those who like their reds bold yet smooth, look no further than the 2019 My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet Red Blend. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend is made by Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyard as an ode to his parents, and it is a prime example of why Paso Robles reds are better than ever.

This is a highly attractive and easy-to-like red with soft, plush tannins and sophisticated flavors. Rated 94 points by Jeb Dunnuck, we are in total agreement with that assessment. Just 10 cases up for grabs -- first come, first served. 

My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet

2019 My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet Red Blend

94 points Jeb Dunnuck, 94 points Team Table Wine 

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Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyards is the mind behind My Favorite Neighbor. A highly respected winemaker and vigneron in his own right, Jensen created "MFN" as an homage to Stephan Asseo of L'Aventure. Stephan is one of the pioneers of the "New Paso Robles," and he was also Eric's mentor and literal neighbor. Today, Eric creates the wines under this label using grapes from his favorite growers on Paso Robles' west side.

The 2019 Harvey & Harriet came in as a  of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, and 10% Malbec. Post fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak (60% new), and the resulting wine is plush, ripe, and opulent. For those who have loved the Typesetter Cab, I highly recommend you give this one a try.

Jeb Dunnuck chimed in with some serious praise too. "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." 

Sounds good doesn't it? Trust me, it is, and it's great with or without food. Drink this pleasure-bent red with steak, winter stews, or just a big platter of cheese, charcuterie, and bread.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville