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.