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    Harlan The Maiden 1998
    Other Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

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    • RP91
    • ST90
    Price: $129.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 122069

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Maiden represents the second selection from the estate. It is a highly detailed and sumptuous wine, remarkably faithful to the vineyard's pedigree. Accordingly, the resemblance to her "big sister" is unmistakable.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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
    International Wine Cellar
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