2006 Sloan

Proprietary Red,  Red Bordeaux Blend

Napa Valley,  Rutherford,  USA

$495
RP 98
V 92
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2006 Sloan Proprietary Red, Rutherford, USA

The estate’s flagship wine since its inaugural 2000 vintage, SLOAN Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

Layered with remarkable complexity and intensity of flavors and aromas, SLOAN exhibits a gorgeous tension between elements of grace and power, balance and opulence, as well as age and vibrancy.

It is a precise wine with defined structure and immense aging potential and at the same time, a seductive wine of exceptional fruit finesse, minerality, and multilayered mouthfeel.

Crafted with meticulous care from vine to bottle and exacting standards for achieving the highest quality, this uninhibitedly rich and extraordinarily pure wine is a beautiful, raw expression of our terroir – a reflection of our soils, climate, and its place of origin. The 2002 and 2007 vintages of SLOAN achieved the highest critical acclaim of “a perfect wine”.

RP 98

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating 98+) The 2006 is performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sloan and McClellan decided to bottle it later than usual, recognizing the rugged, tough tannins of the vintage could be sweetened up with longer barrel aging. Their strategy worked. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of white chocolate, burning embers, creme de cassis, coffee, and scorched earth (think Haut-Brion or La Mission Haut-Brion). It possesses terrific structure, melted, well-integrated tannins, full body, and is already bursting with complexity. A great success, it is one of the vintage’s most thrilling wines. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. With fewer than ten vintages under their belt, it is amazing what proprietor Stuart Sloan and his winemaker, the talented Martha McClellan, have accomplished. Production is slightly above 600 cases, with the potential of 1,000 cases eventually coming from these beautiful hillside slopes above the Auberge du Soleil, on the eastern hillsides of Napa. These wines, meant for three decades of cellaring, tend to be blends of 80-85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and a tiny dollop of Merlot. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Issue date: December 2009. Drinking window: 2009 - 2034.
V 92

Vinous

(Rating 92+) (70% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 5% cabernet franc) Full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of dark berries, hot stones, tobacco, bitter chocolate and licorice. Very ripe, broad and plush in the mouth, even a bit chunky, with black fruit, mocha, roast coffee, tar and licorice flavors coming across as a bit spiky today. Finishes with big, slightly tough tannins that call for at least five or six years of aging. "This vintage was more austere than either 2005 or 2007 early on," noted winemaker Martha McClellan, "and the tannins took longer to integrate." The wine was bottled barely a month before my visit. Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer, Issue date: May 2009. Drinking window: n/a.

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RP 98

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating 98+) The 2006 is performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sloan and McClellan decided to bottle it later than usual, recognizing the rugged, tough tannins of the vintage could be sweetened up with longer barrel aging. Their strategy worked. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of white chocolate, burning embers, creme de cassis, coffee, and scorched earth (think Haut-Brion or La Mission Haut-Brion). It possesses terrific structure, melted, well-integrated tannins, full body, and is already bursting with complexity. A great success, it is one of the vintage’s most thrilling wines. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. With fewer than ten vintages under their belt, it is amazing what proprietor Stuart Sloan and his winemaker, the talented Martha McClellan, have accomplished. Production is slightly above 600 cases, with the potential of 1,000 cases eventually coming from these beautiful hillside slopes above the Auberge du Soleil, on the eastern hillsides of Napa. These wines, meant for three decades of cellaring, tend to be blends of 80-85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and a tiny dollop of Merlot. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Issue date: December 2009. Drinking window: 2009 - 2034.
V 92

Vinous

(Rating 92+) (70% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 5% cabernet franc) Full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of dark berries, hot stones, tobacco, bitter chocolate and licorice. Very ripe, broad and plush in the mouth, even a bit chunky, with black fruit, mocha, roast coffee, tar and licorice flavors coming across as a bit spiky today. Finishes with big, slightly tough tannins that call for at least five or six years of aging. "This vintage was more austere than either 2005 or 2007 early on," noted winemaker Martha McClellan, "and the tannins took longer to integrate." The wine was bottled barely a month before my visit. Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer, Issue date: May 2009. Drinking window: n/a.

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