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Harlan Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley the Maiden 2006

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93 points Wine Spectator: Tightly wound, firm and concentrated, with a chewy core of dried currant, cedar, anise and mineral, yet for all its austerity there's a wonderful beam of ripe dark fruit that gains depth, nuance and length. Impressive for its structure and depth. Best from 2010 through 2017. 1,319 cases made. (11/15/09)

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Harlan Estate:
Set in the western hills of Oakville, rising above the tabled Napa Valley benchlands, the estate is over 240 acres of natural .splendor; oak-studded knolls and valleys, roughly fifteen percent of which are under vine, planted to the classic varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdoc. But more than that it is a family homestead; a place of great inspiration, carved from the raw land, built for generations.

External Reviews for Harlan Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley the Maiden

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 09/20/2012

As outstanding as the 2008 is, it is eclipsed by the brilliant 2007 The Maiden, perhaps the finest second wine yet made here. Sweet tobacco leaf, fruitcake, creme de cassis, black currant and licorice aromas emerge from this round, opulent, voluptuou... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Harlan Estate The Maiden 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/24/2010

The 2000 The Maiden reflects the softness and easy-going nature of the vintage. Attractive in a fruit-driven, earthy style with notions of dried herbs intermixed with espresso roast, cappuccino, white chocolate, and black currants, this modestly-endowed, evolved 2000 is best consumed over the next 8-10 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 09/22/2010

...Spicy, brooding aromas of black- and redcurrant, licorice, mocha and toasty oak. Impressively ripe and rich; very backward yet conveys an impression of low acidity. Finishes firm but with thoroughly lush tannins. Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Harlan Estate The Maiden 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/26/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Harlan Estate The Maiden 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2006 The Maiden reveals notes of coffee, damp earth, black currants, and smoky black cherries. In keeping with the vintage character, it is slightly more tannic, angular, and austere than the 2005. While it will not be as ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Harlan Estate The Maiden 750ml


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/15/2010

Melbury comes from a "Grand Cru" vineyard, hillside estate located northeast of Rutherford. Deep concentration of red and black fruit. Full of New World finesse.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

93 Points "Tightly wound, firm and concentrated, with a chewy core of dried currant, cedar, anise and mineral, yet for all its austerity there's a wonderful beam of ripe dark fruit that gains depth, nuance and length. Impressive for its structure and depth." Wine Spectator, Nov 15, 2009, James Laube


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93 points Wine Spectator: Tightly wound, firm and concentrated, with a chewy core of dried currant, cedar, anise and mineral, yet for all its austerity there's a wonderful beam of ripe dark fruit that gains depth, nuance and length. Impressive for its structure and depth. Best from 2010 through 2017. 1,319 cases made. (11/15/09)

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