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2003 Harlan - The Maiden Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Harlan Estate, owned by Bill Harlan, is located in the western hills of Oakville. Harlan is known for its commitment to creating a wine that is a California "First Growth," on par with those of the old world. The entire estate consists of 240 acres, including a homestead and plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Consulting oenologist Michel Rolland and... More »

WA 93
IWC 90(+?)
WS 86
Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2018 WA: 2013-2023 WS: 2006-2010
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750ml $119.95
3 for sale

IWC 90(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

Bright, deep ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, redcurrant, menthol and red licorice. Sweet, dense and fine-grained, with lovely floral lift. Nicely ripe for the year. Finishes with firm, lush, building tannins. This needs a couple more years in the bottle. (The 2004 was being blended on the day of my tasting.)

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 207
Drink Dates 2013-2023

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. Enjoy it over the next decade.

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WS 86
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2006-2010

Tightly wound, with firm dried red currant, blackberry, mineral and a hint of red brick. Well-focused and balanced, with a tasty, persistent finish. 1,125 cases made.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014


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Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 11/03/2013

Still very big and will drink well for years. Lots of layers of fruit. Evolved in glass over several hours.

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Author fred2288
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.943%
Tasted On 12/12/2012
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An excellent wine. Drank with the Podells. They loved it, as did we.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.286%
Tasted On 05/19/2012
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 99.01%
Tasted On 04/29/2012
Drink Dates 2006-2018

Big, dark red. Concentrated aromas and flavors of cassis, blueberries, tobacco and cedar. Some smokiness. Long

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.439%
Tasted On 01/01/2012
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Author Billy the Kid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.872%
Tasted On 08/21/2011

A good wine but not the 2002. I like the Maiden, sometimes more than the regular Harlan.

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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
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Author Edward C731
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.765%
Tasted On 01/01/2009
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Author Hal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.062%
Tasted On 09/21/2008
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