2002 Harlan - The Maiden 750ml

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2002 Harlan - The Maiden

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International Wine Cellar | 93

Good full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of sweet, sappy berries; not roasted. Lush, sweet and sappy, with compelling freshness and depth of sappy fruit. This has terrific early appeal as well as a firm structure to support further development in bottle. Finishes with big, chewy, tongue-dusting tannins and superb lingering sweetness of dark berry fruit. The best Maiden vintage yet.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Wine Advocate | 94

Sweet, deep black currant fruit, espresso, licorice, graphite, and earth aromas emerge from the dense, ruby/purple-colored 2002 The Maiden, which cascades over the palate without a hard edge. Like its bigger sibling, it's impossible to resist at present, but promises to age well for 15 years.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 162

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Wine Spectator | 92

Very rich and concentrated, racy at points, with dried currant, loamy earth and savory dried herb notes. Drying on the finish, yet the flavors run deep and persistent.

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Mature
Score: 94
Author: Hal
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/25/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Score: 97
Author: dfn76
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 06/24/2012
Score: 96
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 04/19/2010
Drink Dates:
Score: 96
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 03/02/2010
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About This Producer


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 winemaker Bob Levy lead the production of Harlan's wines, producing two Bordeaux-style blends: Harlan Estate's namesake proprietary red and "The Maiden." These wines have been received to great acclaim by reviewers and collectors alike, commanding high prices and a competitive waiting list. Both wines are complex, full-bodied and have the ability to age for decades. With an opulent style, rich with dense fruit and elements of black currant, spice, and minerals, Harlan is both graceful and elegant, ranking it among the top tier of California Cabernet producers.

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