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2005 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 »

Score
93
WA 93
WS 89
IWC 92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2012 WA: 2008-2023 WS: 2010-2016
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

Good full medium ruby. Sappy aromas of dark fruits, spicy oak and minerals. Wonderfully juicy and lively on the palate, with floral and mineral elements serving to frame and lift the dark fruit flavors. Very firmly built wine with terrific vinosity and balance. Almost too good for a second wine.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2008-2023

Harlan's second wine, The Maiden, is marvelous in 2005. Ripe, opulent fruit and notes of unsmoked high class cigar tobacco intermixed with creme de cassis, coffee, and asphalt are present in this round, superbly textured, rich, full-bodied, silky, beautifully wrought wine.

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WS 89
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2016

A complex mix of herb, tar, currant and black cherry fruit is supple and balanced, ending with a touch of charry oak, but also a tasty core of dark fruit flavors.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.859%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author Nick Shea
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.028%
Tasted On 11/07/2013
Drink Dates 2011-2016
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Author Todd W59
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/28/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2018

Opened about 45 minutes prior to drinking; bottle was not decanted. Color was a bright medium red. Nose appeared quite forward with hints of both red and black fruits. Definitely hints of vanilla from the wood but not overdone. On the palate, very well-balanced with fruit, tannin, and acid all in their places. Tannins still fairly pronounced but without any sharp edges. Plush fruit flavors ... this is a fairly elegant wine. Very enjoyable and a good fit for a steak dinner.

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Author SamT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.139%
Tasted On 07/27/2013
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Author DartAdam
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/07/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2018

I bought an owc three pack at the vineyard last year and put it right in the cellar. Unfortunately this did not live up to my memories and it simply wasn't that great. Tight and slightly acid, ok fruit and an ok nose. This was nothing special and I was quite disappointed relative to what I remembered. That was first tasting of the day on that trip and I read my notes back to double check. Anyhow, this certainly isn't bad but for this bottle at least, it wasn't worth repeating at this price point. Perhaps it will improve with a bit more age.

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Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.122%
Tasted On 09/26/2012
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Author Envoy
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Tasted On 05/26/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2011
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.532%
Tasted On 12/01/2010
Drink Dates 2011

I managed to hold off (almost) a year before drinking my second bottle. Very good wine. Lots going on here -- red fruit (strawberries and cherries), chocolate, and just a hint of olives. Still a bit tannic, but a nice long finish. It's going to take some willpower to hold off on drinking the last bottle.

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Author Carol H12
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.347%
Tasted On 09/11/2009

Garnet in color. Medium rim variation. Medium legs. Mineral, Black currant (cassis), Blackberry. Very smooth finish, excellent but not sure it was worth the price

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.798%
Tasted On 04/01/2009

A bit tight to start with but after 20 minutes showed a number of layers of dark fruit

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