1997 Harlan Estate, The Maiden Napa Valley Proprietary Red
Readers should not overlook the dense purple-colored 1997 Maiden, a creamy-textured, full-bodied, unctuously thick, rich wine. Jammy cassis, new oak, smoke, and espresso notes explode from this blockbuster. An amazing effort, it will drink well when released, and last for two decades. RP, No score given.