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2004 Harlan Estate The Maiden
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 55
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.
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.
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 27 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,771 (71%)
- Consumed 684 (28%)
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