Red

2001 Harlan Estate The Maiden

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • patwjr wrote: (91 points)

    September 21, 2016 - PnP. OK but getting old. Minimal fruit. Need more air or at end of life?

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • KenK Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 31, 2016 - Had with Burgundt Al and I concur with his notes.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (91 points)

    July 31, 2016 - Small taste this afternoon, brief note from memory. Black fruit is very ripe, but retains balance if not restraint. Starting to mature nicely with sweet spice. Preferred this over 2001 Matriarch tasted next.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nanda wrote: (91 points)

    May 22, 2016 - Harlan + Friends Intro Retro (Whitehead's, Northbrook, IL): Deep dark ruby. Big, full nose is quite un-evolved and brutish with plummy fruit and notions of earth/tobacco. Palate brings the power with richer fruit and grippy tannin. Flavor-wise this is relatively un-evolved. But texturally, I enjoy the power and interplay of fruit, tannin and acid. Well balanced. Fun to drink. My #4, Group #7.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bordeaux_Jon Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 7, 2016 - First pour from a Coravin. This wine showed really young. The nose was dominated by blackberry and cassis, with oaky notes and vanilla. It had a Bordeaux-like austerity. The palate was fruit driven but structured, with a surprising amount of bitter tannins that somewhat smoothed out over a couple hours in the glass. This wine was clearly young and has a long way to go. It is not what I expected from a Harlan wine, which by all accounts is supposedly a "sweet fruit bomb".

    More interestedly, I actually blind tasted this wine against the 2001 Harlan Grand Vin. That wine was more openly fruity on the palate, with more complexity and more appeal. It was also smoother and less tannic. The Harlan was easier to like now, and I actually incorrectly guessed it was the Maiden because of its openness and softness. While I preferred the Grand Vin, the difference was far too small considering the price gap.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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 22 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,117 (65%)
  • Consumed 580 (34%)

Food Pairing

NY strip steak

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