Harlan Estate-The Maiden | Red | 2005 | California - Vivino Rating 4.6
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 94 Points: “Bill Harlan’s fabled hillside vineyard has become, since 1991, one of the greatest names in the wine world. The first vintages were 1990 and 1991. The Maiden is their selection of lots and barrels that are deemed slightly less complex and impressive. That sounds critical, but this is a beautiful wine. Always more evolved, precocious and very sexy, the 2005 The Maiden is superb. Dense ruby/purple, with notes of underbrush, graphite, earth, loamy soil and oodles of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, it offers supple tannins, beautifully integrated acidity and wood. This is a beauty that can be drunk now or held for cellaring another 10-15 years.” (RP) Jun 2015
Rating: WE 97, RP 94, VN 92, 4.6 v
ABV: 14.5% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry