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2004 Harlan Estate The Maiden
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 58
tomoem Likes this wine: (95 points)
March 23, 2017 - Clearly the best showing of my recent notes. Graphite on the nose with cassis and strong ripe blackberry. Really terrific wine right from the start. Dominated by the bouquet but owe..... that long finish. Over 1 minute with a potpourri of flavors.
Schiffy Likes this wine: (95 points)
December 31, 2016 - After three hour decant this wine is both structured and subtle at the same time. Rich, lush blackberry fruit with milk chocolate, cassis and mocha notes but at the same time super smooth and subtle with each sip. This is a classic Napa cult cab blend wine that is drinking VERY well.
Rob MacKay wrote:
November 5, 2016 - A lot has changed in the 3 years since I last had this wine. Definitely prefer them younger. Still has a massive nose but the baby fat is starting to shed and what's left behind really needs some time to come together a little better. Kind of in between where it was and where it wants to be right now. Hold.
tomoem Likes this wine: (93 points)
September 17, 2016 - Pretty similar notes to my first tasting except the following:
PNP which was upfront and sweet fruits with graphite on the nose. On the palette there is ashphalt like taste with a raspy dried throat aftertaste in the mouth. Long long finish of burned cherry pie and dried plum.
This needs time to open. I have 1/2 of the bottle for tomorrow.
tomoem Likes this wine: (94 points)
July 15, 2016 - A decent value cult cabernet. All of the traditional notes of a Harlan. Overly rich, velvety smooth after 2 hours of decant. Even better later in the night. This puppy has room to improve. Decant Decant Decant !!!
Blackberry fruit, with tones of cigar box, cassis and wild sweet prunes. Long finish with complex flavors wrapped in a tannin enclosed wrapper.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)
(Harlan Estate The Maiden Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2004
- 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
- Pending Delivery 22 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,771 (70%)
- Consumed 734 (29%)
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