Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.Manage Subscriptions
2004 Harlan Estate The Maiden
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 53
joshabramson Likes this wine: (95 points)
March 11, 2016 - Very rich, lush fruit. Structure is holding strong, clearly has a long life ahead of it, but drinking very well now and showing some complexities from age. Excellent.
caeleric Likes this wine:
December 31, 2015 - stood up for 48 hours, decanted for 6 hours, consumed over 3 hours. straight out of the bottle into the decanter i already had concerns. this one poured very "muddy" and discolored, suggesting an age 15-20 years older than its actual vintage date. the nose was very tired, that smell i associate with 20+ year napa cabs. it's an aroma of tired fruit, but a lack of interesting secondary or tertiary notes. it smelled like a very disappointing wine. but the palate was more interesting. still lots of tannic backbone, acid, and good fruit concentration. it tasted about as old as you would expect. but the delta between the nose and the palate was off-putting and so confusing that we opened other wine instead. in short, it was drinkable, but not what i was hoping for. i would rate it 85-87, with a drink now window.
December 5, 2015 - Drank at dinner at The Tower Bar on Sunset. This wine was not bad but there was something off. May have had a touch of TCA. Never blew off. Second Maiden I've had (out of 3) that was flawed.
DoctorNoah wrote: (87 points)
August 1, 2015 - Overly rich. A bit blowsy. Sweet on the finish. Everything Parkerized and unlikeable about Cali Cab.1 person found this helpful Comment
cab blends Likes this wine: (94 points)
January 24, 2015 - Birthday Party (River Bend Golf and Country Club): This wine disappointed initially. It improved with the decanting. I think I must decant for at least 12 hours next time. The wine appeared to be in a little bit of a dead zone. Maybe also leave it for a year.
Very light fruit and dry on the palate.1 person found this helpful Comment
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 25 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,719 (72%)
- Consumed 642 (27%)