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2008 Harlan Estate The Maiden Red Wine Napa Valley
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About Harlan Estate

In 1983, when Bill Harlan bought an estate in a steep, forested area of Oakville, his aim was to create a Napa Valley First Growth. Whether he has come that far is open to argument, but he certainly has come close.

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2008 Harlan Estate The Maiden Red Wine Napa Valley

Producer: Harlan Estate
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

Good full ruby-red.  Very ripe aromas of gravel and chocolate.  Sweet on entry, then more subdued in the middle, with a medicinal reserve to the flavors of redcurrant, plum and graphite minerality.  I find this less sweet and giving today than the Bond Matriarch but more precise.  This firmly tannic second wine needs four or five years of cellaring and may ultimately merit a higher score.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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