One of the most legendary, cult status, California Cabernets, sits on the eastern foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Napa Valley sub-appellation of Oakville: Harlan Estate. Established in 1984, by H. William (Bill) Harlan with the dream of creating a “California First Growth” that would rival those of Bordeaux (and has succeeded in spades), Harlan estate has become a darling with critics and collectors alike, crafting some of the most coveted, collectible, and expensive wines in all the world. Planted on the western hillsides of Oakville, the 36 acres of Harlan Estate vineyards enjoy excellent drainage and exposure to the sun. This along with dry farming, tiny yields, and complete de-stemming of fruit, combine to create one of Napa Valley’s most polished, opulent, powerful, and intense wines. Along with its flagship wine “Harlan Estate” the winery also produces another unique wine named “The Maiden”, produced from different vines and a different blend composition. The estate is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland has been consulting oenologist since 1988 with Bill Levy and Cory Empting as wine makers.