Harlan Estate The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$199

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. It will drink well for 15+ years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

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.

9.3

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

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.

9.4

David Kline Delectable Pro

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

9.4

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

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

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

9.6

Todd Gottula Delectable Pro

Partner/Vintner Ernest Vineyards

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.

9.2

Eric Casias

Money

Money

9.2

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

9.4

Victor Hwang

2005 vintage. Smooth oak is finally fully tamed. Delicious

2005 vintage. Smooth oak is finally fully tamed. Delicious

9.5

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.

9.8

Larry Roseman

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Yum

9.7

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