1998 Harlan Estate The Maiden
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

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WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
The 1998 Maiden is prodigious. I know it is tempting to pooh-pooh second wines but this is no afterthought from owner Bill Harlan and the winemaking team of American Bob Levy and Frenchman Michel Rolland. The 1998 Maiden... The 1998 Maiden is prodigious. I know it is tempting to pooh-pooh second wines but this is no afterthought from owner Bill Harlan and the winemaking team of American Bob Levy and Frenchman Michel Rolland. The 1998 Maiden (770 cases) possesses a dense purple color and a knockout nose of cocoa prunes blackberries plums and cassis. Spicy with moderate tannin and a viscosity and richness akin to beef blood it is a gorgeous concentrated thick effort. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2018.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2001
Good bright ruby. Aromatic nose of black cherry and licorice. Supple and pliant for the vintage with slightly medicinal black cherry and black pepper flavors; shows very good but not outstanding depth. Finishes with dusty... Good bright ruby. Aromatic nose of black cherry and licorice. Supple and pliant for the vintage with slightly medicinal black cherry and black pepper flavors; shows very good but not outstanding depth. Finishes with dusty slightly drying tannins and very good length. 90 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Oakville
Vintage 1998