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2009 Harlan Estate, The Maiden Napa Valley Proprietary Red

Proprietary Red

750 ml

2009 Harlan Estate, The Maiden Napa Valley Proprietary Red 750 ml bottle
$287.55
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The 2009 Harlan Estate, The Maiden Napa Valley Proprietary Red 750 ml is from the Napa Valley region of California. Almost as good, but a fraction of the price of its "big sister," Harlan Estate's The Maiden represents the second selection. Since its first commercial release of the 1995 vintage, Harlan's The Maiden has been producing top notch wines that impress critics and are coveted by enthusiasts. Wine Advocate, for example, consistently scores The Maiden 91-94 points. Market demand for The Maiden wines has pushed aftermarket pricing into the $300+ range, which should give you an idea of its quality and value. Production is from the Harlan Estate vineyards in the western hillsides of Oakville, planted to 70% cabernet, 20% merlot, 8% cab franc and 2% petit verdot. From the Harlan website: "[The Maiden] is a highly detailed and sumptuous wine, remarkably faithful to the vineyard's pedigree. Accordingly, the resemblance to her "big sister" is unmistakable." In addition to the critic tasting notes below, read more about Harlan Estate and the interesting history of Bill Harlan at https://aabalat.com/wine-insights/wineries/harlan.

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Wine Advocate 93 points

The 2009 Proprietary Blend The Maiden wraps around the palate with dark cherries, plums, cinnamon, cloves and new leather. This is a surprisingly muscular style for the year, with quite a bit less of the early appeal than is found in many other wines. The aromas and flavors remain dark, powerful and brooding from start to finish. Flowers, cinnamon and mint add further complexity on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. - RP (12/2012)

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Wine Spectator 92 points

WS 92 (10/2012): Intense and richly tannic, with notes of dried currant, smoke, dried flowers, licorice and graphite. Impressive for its density and concentration, both of which bode well for the future. Best from 2014 through 2025. 1,400 cases made.

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Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 92+ points

IWC 92+ (5/2012): Full ruby. Very expressive aromas of black cherry, cassis, minerals and wild herbs. Sweet and vibrant but youthfully closed, conveying an impression of coiled energy. Finishes very long, with vibrant black fruit flavors and tannins that coat the front teeth. This impressively long wine is balanced from the start.