Harlan The Maiden 2003

Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Price: $129.00
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Item No. 90750
  • WE96
  • RP91
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • RP91
  • 1995
  • RP90
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

The individual lots of the 2008 vintage are consistently impressive and opulent. Aged in French oak barrels in the second-year cellar, they provide a wealth of very high-quality components for blending.
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Critical Acclaim

"This second label of Harlan Estate comes from the estate vineyard, and shares much in common with the main wine, which is a bit more focused and concentrated. The similarities include the briary, wild herb scents of sage and thyme that complex the ripe red cherry pie filling fruit, cocoa, cola and licorice. As with the main wine, the tannins here are gorgeous. This is a balanced, harmonious wine that combines power and elegance."
96 Points

"Made in the Harlan Estate style, but more supple and evolved, the 2003 The Maiden exhibits plenty of caramel, black currant, and espresso roast characteristics, a fleshy mid-palate, and a long, supple finish."
91 Points

"Bright, deep ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, redcurrant, menthol and red licorice. Sweet, dense and fine-grained, with lovely floral lift. Nicely ripe for the year. Finishes with firm, lush, building tannins. This needs a couple more years in the bottle.
Rating: 90(+?) "
90 Points

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Learn About Harlan Map ItMap It

For over two decades, Harlan Estate has been committed to creating a California "first growth" wine estate. Founded in 1984, Harlan Estate is set in the western hills of Oakville, rising above the fabled Napa Valley benchlands. Carved from the raw land and built for generations, the estate is over 240 acres of natural spendor, 15% of which are under vine, planted to the classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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