1999 Harlan Estate The Maiden

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2016
CT92.6 44 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • Nguyenning wrote: (87 points)

    December 3, 2014 - Opened at Azeen's Afghani Cuisine in Pasadena, CA on 12/3/14. Drank with chicken and lamb kabobs, fried eggplant, various Afghani style dumplings and other Afghani delicacies served with yogurt sauce on the side. This bottle was almost undrinkable for the first hour after opening and then most of my party agreed it improved, but still fell short of expectations we had for a Harlan. I saved 1/3 of the bottle to see if it would benefit from another 24 hours of refrigeration. The following night, there was a very vegetably funk on the nose and it had developed a strong pickled beet taste to it which I couldn't handle. Disappointing.

  • bmartz1 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 7, 2014 - Still going strong, 15 months after my last bottle. 3hr decant prior to serving took some edge off. Showed quite well with dark stone fruit and pretty smooth tannin.

  • Mithras Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 8, 2014 - Wonderful bouquet of rich dark fruits. Velvety, sophisticated, black, deep sweet fruit buttressed with iron and graphite. At its zenith. Some might say it is at the end of its long evolution but would guess its will drink very well for another 5-7 years. Very hedonistic.

  • grafighter Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 19, 2013 - If I'm going to score this wine for its bouquet only, this is a 99 pt wine. The nose was muted at first, but opened up after a 2-hour decant to loads of dark chocolate, forest floor and black fruits...just wonderful scent. I couldn't stop smelling my glass at Spago's for my wife's bday dinner.

  • leadpencil wrote: (95 points)

    June 23, 2013 - Full bodied. Boysenberry, licorice, cocoa, graphite. Well balanced. No heat.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, Issue #102 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Dom Perignon, 12 Angry Men, Auction Lunch and a Holiday Party, 12/13/2004 93 points

    (Harlan .Maiden) which had a grapy and cassisy nose, much more open in that Las Vegas way with fig, depth and style to its nose. The palate was rich with hot alcohol, sturdy and wound with a fine finish. The wine gained in power in the glass

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 637 (66%)
  • Consumed 323 (34%)

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