2002 Harlan Estate The Maiden

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2002 Harlan Estate The Maiden

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
Sweet deep black currant fruit espresso licorice graphite and earth aromas emerge from the dense ruby/purple-colored 2002 The Maiden which cascades over the palate without a hard edge. Like its bigger sibling it’s... Sweet deep black currant fruit espresso licorice graphite and earth aromas emerge from the dense ruby/purple-colored 2002 The Maiden which cascades over the palate without a hard edge. Like its bigger sibling it’s impossible to resist at present but promises to age well for 15 years.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2006
From the home vineyard in the Oakville foothills, this little sister to Harlan Estate is very similar to it. The structure is superb, with a classic elegance of tannins and acids. The flavors are just enormous, all about... From the home vineyard in the Oakville foothills, this little sister to Harlan Estate is very similar to it. The structure is superb, with a classic elegance of tannins and acids. The flavors are just enormous, all about chocolate fudge, crème de cassis and cherry cola, yet the wine is dry and crisp. There’s something sensual and sexy about this claret, a completely nourishing wine that provides endless pleasure. At this price, it’s a value compared to Harlan Estate.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2005
Good full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of sweet sappy berries; not roasted. Lush sweet and sappy with compelling freshness and depth of sappy fruit. This has terrific early appeal as well as a firm structure to support... Good full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of sweet sappy berries; not roasted. Lush sweet and sappy with compelling freshness and depth of sappy fruit. This has terrific early appeal as well as a firm structure to support further development in bottle. Finishes with big chewy tongue-dusting tannins and superb lingering sweetness of dark berry fruit. The best Maiden vintage yet. 93 points
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2012
Very rich and concentrated, racy at points, with dried currant, loamy earth and savory dried herb notes. Drying on the finish, yet the flavors run deep and persistent.—2002 California Cabernet blind retrospective (May... Very rich and concentrated, racy at points, with dried currant, loamy earth and savory dried herb notes. Drying on the finish, yet the flavors run deep and persistent.—2002 California Cabernet blind retrospective (May 2012). Drink now through 2020. – JL