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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.
93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
(the 2010s were bottled just three weeks before my visit to the estate): Bright, full ruby-red. Sexy, bright nose offers black raspberry, mocha, chocolate and woodsmoke, lifted by a floral element. Savory and graceful, and shockingly harmonious considering the recent bottling. The intriguing note of woodsmoke carries through on the palate. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and terrific sneaky length and lift. Looks to be the finest Maiden to date.