Red

2008 Harlan Estate The Maiden

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • capacious Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 11, 2016 - Drinking nicely now. Has what I think will enable its changing to be rewarding over a decade. So drink or hold. A real super second. Agree this is mainly primary now, was good enough on PNP that four of us downed in inside an hour.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cabernet4me2 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    October 15, 2016 - This bottle did not disappoint!! Did not have time to pre-decant, but immediately had it in decanter with a semi vigorous swirling. Tasted on initial opening, and was very muted and shut down with a bit of heat, but after an hour started to sing. Not as much bouquet as the most recent '05, and still getting a little alch on the nose, but was very nice and probably with a reasonable 4+ hour decant, would be much more vibrant. Once starting to open, a fabulous array of dark black & red fruit with a little plum and a little spiciness, but just started to show as dinner was coming to an end. All in all a fabulous wine and paired amazing well with the steak. Think another year or two in bottle could have this jump a point, and if your treating yourself now, would suggest a good few hour decant.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • npettit Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 21, 2016 - Suprised how much I enjoyed this. For a second wine I wasn't expecting much, but this was a nice and well rounded wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Slick23861 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    August 20, 2016 - Drank with Noah, we both were very impressed.
    Prototypical Oakville wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jshufelt wrote: (93 points)

    May 27, 2016 - Decanted for three hours before service. In the glass, dark, saturated purple-tinted maroon. On the nose, clean, pure aromatics of stone fruit and currants. On the palate, currants and a slight vegetal green pepper note, made me think cabernet franc, with a long, tannic finish (although not as tannic as I was expecting given other CT comments up to this point). Approachable now, but still primary - I think another 5-10 years are needed to bring out all of the goodness.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Harlan Estate
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation The Maiden
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 37 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,580 (82%)
  • Consumed 307 (16%)

Food Pairing

"Rich Man's Lasagna"...traditional Christmas Eve dinner in Arnold house

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