Harlan Napa Valley Red Wine 2011 - Station Plaza Wine
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Harlan Napa Valley Red Wine 2011
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Harlan Napa Valley Red Wine 2011

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As the vines get older, their characteristic power becomes more elegant. Working with older vines is very different from working with younger vines. It's not possible fully to understand a place and its potential in one year, or in ten, or in one lifetime. How many chances does a vintner get to learn about a site one vintage at a time? And how many vintages does it take to develop a history of experience that you can use as a foundation for interpolation or artistic expression or methodology to bring out the best character of a site? I've worked with this land for more than twenty years now, and I feel that it is truly just the beginning.
Wine Spectator
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A powerful expression of Cabernet reminiscent of a young Ausone, this is dense, extracted, layered and nuanced, showing fresh earth and rocky soil notes. Once past the chewiness, the ripe currant, plum and wild berry flavors persist. Drink now through 2024. 1,355 cases made.

James Laube, October 15, 2014
Wine Advocate
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More dense, tannic, complex and fuller-bodied thatn Harlan's 2011 The Maiden is the 2011 Harlan Estate. Its plum/purple color is followed by a sweet perfume of camphor, blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, Christmas fruitcake and hints of forest floor and underbrush. Deep, round and generous with silky tannins and a forward, evolved style, this beauty should drink well for 15-18 years.

Robert Parker, October 2014