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    Sloan Proprietary Red 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP96
    • WS96
    Price: $499.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 96 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Item no. 100626

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Not much has changed at Proprietor Stuart Sloan's vineyard since his brilliant debut vintage of 2000. From his thirteen acres of gently sloping hillside vineyards, his winemaker Martha McClellan and the globe-trotting Michel Rolland turn out 600 cases (with a potential 1,000 cases in the future) of splendid Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines have some Merlot (which they barrel-ferment in very small lots) and Cabernet Franc in the blend, but the wine is dominated by at least 80% Cabernet Sauvignon in every vintage. These wines have been extraordinary from the beginning and are clearly meant for serious cellaring. Kudos to Stuart Sloan, his winemaker Martha McClellan, and of course, his superstar viticulturalist David Abreu, and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dark, rich and concentrated, with great structure, depth and complexity, offering tiers of spicy currant, blackberry, sage, herb and pleasant mineral notes. The tannins are firm as well, giving this an excellent framework. Best from 2009 through 2022. 500 cases made.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Not much has changed at Proprietor Stuart Sloan’s vineyard since his brilliant debut vintage of 2000. From his thirteen acres of gently sloping hillside vineyards, his winemaker Martha McClellan and the globe-trotting Michel Rolland turn out 600 cases (with a potential 1,000 cases in the future) of splendid Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines have some Merlot (which they barrel-ferment in very small lots) and Cabernet Franc in the blend, but the wine is dominated by at least 80% Cabernet Sauvignon in every vintage. These wines have been extraordinary from the beginning and are clearly meant for serious cellaring. Kudos to Stuart Sloan, his winemaker Martha McClellan, and of course, his superstar viticulturalist David Abreu, and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright, saturated ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, dark plum, black cherry, violet, minerals, spices, soy sauce and brown spices. Lush, broad and rich, with a superripe blackberry flavor that remains this side of jammy. Thanks to its finesse of texture and juiciness, this ultimately comes across as less sweet and more classic than the superb 2002. Finishes with wonderfully suave, broad, building tannins that coat the teeth. The wine's cabernet franc component contributes lift and spice on the aftertaste. This needs, and should reward, six to eight years of cellar time.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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