Vintage Perspective Auction
Auction 27 | Lot No. 220
Varietal: Red Table Wine
Appellation: Napa Valley
1 case produced
Each year, a number of outstanding components come heartbreakingly close to inclusion in the final, rigorous selection for Harlan Estate. From these barrels, we weave together the finest elements to produce a second wine from the property, The Maiden. While it is remarkably faithful to the vineyard’s pedigree and the underlying character of the first wine, The Maiden possesses merits all its own.
As we find ourselves opening slightly older vintages, like the 2010 The Maiden, we are gaining a deeper appreciation of how gracefully the wines are evolving. As the fruit starts to recede a bit and yields to secondary notes and savory flavors, the wine expresses the land in a more dramatic and complex way. There is an intriguing delicacy that emerges, engaging the intellect as well as evoking emotions. The power and precision of its youth has started to become finessed while keeping its energy and freshness.
Harlan Estate is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.
Harlan Estate Contact: Crista Miller