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2001 Harlan Estate The Maiden

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.5 88 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 70

  • Marc wrote: 93 points

    May 3, 2021 - Classic Harlan style, in terms of ripeness, volatile acidity, gorgeous structure, if not at the plush levels of the estate wine. The wine is certainly feeling developed, but the ripeness of the fruit is still totally apparent. The lifted nose, chocolate and plum aromas is first class, and the jammy palate is given some lift by the thick tannins. With the wrong food, this could come across as less than transparent, but for its style this has stunning breed. It retains the essence of earthy Cabernet, while explore the limits of acceptable ripeness in a wine.so, a classic Harlan - not for everyone, but it is certain,y complex! Ageing well, in a high alcohol, ripe fruit manner, but for its style it should continue to develop in interesting ways. Aged balsamic notes are a lovely nuance.

  • gr8penut Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 30, 2021 - From my posting on FB and Instagram:

    In Vino Veritas (in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk), bottle #85 of my cellar sacrifices. A 2001 Harlan Maiden which is a second label of the Harlan Estate Cab. The 2001 Harlan Estate was the best wine I’ve ever tasted in my 40+ years of drinking wine. The Maiden, was very good as well, but did not blow me away like the Estate. Still, at 20 years old, this one was inky black, had a great nose, and it was long on the finish. It’s probably rated in the 90s by RP (not 100 like the Estate) and deserves to. πŸ˜€πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ‘ #wine #winelover #winelovers #harlan #harlanestate

  • Mike V wrote: 90 points

    September 25, 2020 - Fully mature. Drink up. Some VA

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 31, 2020 - Showed a bit more age than others indicate. Added weight with 75 mins of air (decanted half the bottle) and showed a great deal of maturity that paired beautifully against the coffee-rubbed filet/tenderloin roast off our smoker. While this came off as a bit soft, there was a lot to discern. Unfortunately this was #3 of the evening and I'm writing this a week afterwards. If i had any more bottles of this I'd mark for consumption within 1-2 years, but I'm an outlier.

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  • MC2 Wines wrote:

    February 15, 2020 - Dinner w/New Friends (Their house): Drinking quite like a baby but the decant certainly helped it along. Bright fruits. Touch of almost a bit of the woodsy and a kindof redwood spice. Got better in the glass. Will continue to hold on ours. I think this has many years left.

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    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (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 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,041 (53%)
  • Consumed 907 (46%)

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