Harlan Estate

The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.563 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep garnet red. Layered and dark nose with dark spices, cinnamon, spices berries, and black plums. Medium tannins (6/10) and full bodied. Lovely and rich on the palate with coconut, cinnamon, dark berries and light aged characteristics coming through. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.

Deep garnet red. Layered and dark nose with dark spices, cinnamon, spices berries, and black plums. Medium tannins (6/10) and full bodied. Lovely and rich on the palate with coconut, cinnamon, dark berries and light aged characteristics coming through. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.

Feb 6th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

One of the four celebratory wines this weekend for my recent promotion.

Dark garnet red. Tons of cedar on the nose, dark spices, a touch herbal and some blackberries. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Nice restrained dark berries on the palate with some anise, and dark cocoa. Dark crushed gravel near the finish. Drink till 2025.

One of the four celebratory wines this weekend for my recent promotion.

Dark garnet red. Tons of cedar on the nose, dark spices, a touch herbal and some blackberries. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Nice restrained dark berries on the palate with some anise, and dark cocoa. Dark crushed gravel near the finish. Drink till 2025.

Nov 19th, 2017
David Kline

Heavenly blackberry and rich plum conjure up raspberry reductions that smoke a little but stay focused. A stony and crisp, almost granite texture followed by a baked currant and toffee, aromatically. American coffee, sweet licorice and oaky cedar bordering on pine, with cherry spiraling to a bitter, dark, baker’s chocolate that expands endlessly. Dense, rich and layered endlessly. #themaiden #harlanestate #harlan #billharlan #napawine #napa #napavalley2005 #napavalleyforever

Heavenly blackberry and rich plum conjure up raspberry reductions that smoke a little but stay focused. A stony and crisp, almost granite texture followed by a baked currant and toffee, aromatically. American coffee, sweet licorice and oaky cedar bordering on pine, with cherry spiraling to a bitter, dark, baker’s chocolate that expands endlessly. Dense, rich and layered endlessly. #themaiden #harlanestate #harlan #billharlan #napawine #napa #napavalley2005 #napavalleyforever

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2018
Marshall Parrish

Could have stayed in the bottle much longer...glad it didn't.

Could have stayed in the bottle much longer...glad it didn't.

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Todd Gottula

Partner/Vintner Ernest Vineyards

9.2

Honestly like this more than the big sister. Won't age as well but drinking lovely right now. Great with the prime rib tonight.

Honestly like this more than the big sister. Won't age as well but drinking lovely right now. Great with the prime rib tonight.

Dec 25th, 2014
Eric Casias

Money

Money

Jun 7th, 2019
Vijay Parikh

Ranked 2 in Jonathan's Cab tasting. Had two hours of air

Ranked 2 in Jonathan's Cab tasting. Had two hours of air

Sep 9th, 2017
Victor Hwang

2005 vintage. Smooth oak is finally fully tamed. Delicious

2005 vintage. Smooth oak is finally fully tamed. Delicious

Jun 18th, 2017
Anna Sangiacomo

The last 2005 Maiden in my cellar. Harlan's 2nd wine. Velvety smooth & luscious just delicious. While I know it is still a baby, I just had to open up & enjoy.

The last 2005 Maiden in my cellar. Harlan's 2nd wine. Velvety smooth & luscious just delicious. While I know it is still a baby, I just had to open up & enjoy.

May 15th, 2017
Larry Roseman

Yum

Apr 9th, 2017