Harlan Estate-The Mainden | Red | 2003 | California - Vivino Rating 4.5
Intro: Harlan Estate is a California wine estate producing Bordeaux style blends. The estate is located in the western hills of Oakville, California within the Oakville AVA, in the Napa Valley AVA zone.
Harlan Estate has been described as "the ultimate cult winery", with its limited availability, prices and status akin to those of Screaming Eagle. Its flagship Harlan Estate is one of the most sought-after Californian wines on the market, with the average price per bottle reaching $1,012. In addition to the estate wine, there is produced a second wine named The Maiden.
Region: USA | California
Winery: Harlan Estate
Grapes: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Robert Parker for Wine Advocate 93 Points: :Readers looking for more immediate gratification should seek out the seductive, sexy 2003 The Maiden. It offers lots of cedarwood, white chocolate, black currant and damp forest notes in a medium to full-bodied, round, generous style with all the oak absorbed. The acidity provides good vibrancy, but no tartness, and the tannins are not astringent. This spicy, open-knit, fleshy 2003 is showing extremely well at present.” (RP) Jun 2013
Rating: WE 96, RP 93, 4.5 v
ABV: 14.5% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry