Harlan Estate The Maiden Meritage Napa Valley 2013
14.5% - United States
Robert Parker 95/100 Falstaff 95/100
Dark ruby, deep core, purple reflections, discreet brightening on the rim. Spicy bouquet with fine notes of fine oak, ripe black cherry, tobacco nuances, delicate nougat and candied orange, a discreet floral note. Not quite as complex as the Grand Vin, but very lively, finely-meshed and accessible, the Merlot share in the cuvée gives the wine an appealing suppleness.