Harlan Estate The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

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Bill Bender Delectable Pro

This was solid but didn’t really go anywhere great and I wanted it to so bad. Cherry tobacco, blackberry and cedar. This bottle and the 3 others I brought to Wisconsin from Chicago all endured a ride in a wine suitcase in the back of a truck in the 15 degree Midwest winter. 3 of the bottles—Voerzio, Beringer and Harlan Maiden—all performed below expectations. The PM Les Pavots, however, was excellent. While I’ve never opened a Voerzio that young I’ve had consistently better experiences with the same vintages of the Beringer reserve and Maiden. I’m wondering if you cold weather dwellers think the cold transport played some role in what happened here.

This was solid but didn’t really go anywhere great and I wanted it to so bad. Cherry tobacco, blackberry and cedar. This bottle and the 3 others I brought to Wisconsin from Chicago all endured a ride in a wine suitcase in the back of a truck in the 15 degree Midwest winter. 3 of the bottles—Voerzio, Beringer and Harlan Maiden—all performed below expectations. The PM Les Pavots, however, was excellent. While I’ve never opened a Voerzio that young I’ve had consistently better experiences with the same vintages of the Beringer reserve and Maiden. I’m wondering if you cold weather dwellers think the cold transport played some role in what happened here.

9.2

Colin jones

Casis, dark berry fruit, tobacco, prevalent lasting but round tannin. Stellar year, stellar producer, stellar wine.

Casis, dark berry fruit, tobacco, prevalent lasting but round tannin. Stellar year, stellar producer, stellar wine.

9.6

Boxer Briefs Delectable Pro

2nd of the 3 pack. First bottle was opened in 2012, which was dark, and spice driven. Not today, opened with pure, extremely concentrated fruit and little spice. 15 minutes later the wine went "quiet"...and that's being nice. Don't get it, almost like it ate a Valium. Plan to open the 3rd in 2022.

2nd of the 3 pack. First bottle was opened in 2012, which was dark, and spice driven. Not today, opened with pure, extremely concentrated fruit and little spice. 15 minutes later the wine went "quiet"...and that's being nice. Don't get it, almost like it ate a Valium. Plan to open the 3rd in 2022.

Courtney Quinn Delectable Pro

At Women's Wine Alliance meeting

At Women's Wine Alliance meeting

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Jim McCusker

Terrific. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Terrific. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

9.4

Rob Sternthal

Totally forgot about this in my cellar. But after drinking Absurd 2013 what else can you pull out?

Totally forgot about this in my cellar. But after drinking Absurd 2013 what else can you pull out?

9.4

benjamin barry

Sergeant pepper would approve

Sergeant pepper would approve

9.3

Mark Flesher

Really nice wine enjoyed this afternoon. The one thing I remember is that this wine was what I envision as the true embodiment of the 2007 vintage. Lots of fruit, pepper, still actually had quite a bit of tannin on the finish but had definitely softened and integration was coming along quite nicely. This wine was NOT a show stopper. However, with excellent experience with Maiden in the past it was one of the bottles that I tried first and then came back to about 2 hours later. This bottle is continuing to evolve, and definitely got a little deeper with fruit intensity in the middle. Not bad, and will continue to last another few years. Although I think I'd start drinking this one sooner as opposed to later.

Really nice wine enjoyed this afternoon. The one thing I remember is that this wine was what I envision as the true embodiment of the 2007 vintage. Lots of fruit, pepper, still actually had quite a bit of tannin on the finish but had definitely softened and integration was coming along quite nicely. This wine was NOT a show stopper. However, with excellent experience with Maiden in the past it was one of the bottles that I tried first and then came back to about 2 hours later. This bottle is continuing to evolve, and definitely got a little deeper with fruit intensity in the middle. Not bad, and will continue to last another few years. Although I think I'd start drinking this one sooner as opposed to later.

9.1

Susan Sangiacomo

Taste like grapes! I think it's funny that wine taste like blackberry, strawberry, melon, apple, apricot, pineapple, etc, but no one ever says it tastes like grapes. Odd. But really, this too does not taste like grapes. Cedar, berry, lead, etc

Taste like grapes! I think it's funny that wine taste like blackberry, strawberry, melon, apple, apricot, pineapple, etc, but no one ever says it tastes like grapes. Odd. But really, this too does not taste like grapes. Cedar, berry, lead, etc

9.3

Joe Flo

Drinking at its peak. Will not evolve much more.

Drinking at its peak. Will not evolve much more.

9.4

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    New York, NY 10001

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