Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

1 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A daunting inky ruby red color. On the nose: Subdued, but beautiful notes of black cherry, toasted caramel, spice, cedar, and pine. Taste: smooth, rich, concentrated! medium plus body wine with black cherry, smoke, pencil lead, minerals, chocolate espresso, pepper, and a dry bitter metallic long finish.....Conflicted (hate to be conflicted starting the weekend) on the finish...probably should have decanted a few more bottles to see if it changes. — 19 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Hints of chocolate. Loved this wine! Guessed Sloan in blind tasting. — 4 years ago

Michael Rariden
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Sloan & Williams

Texas HIgh Plains Roussanne 2015

One of my favorite Rhone Valley (France) varietals. One of the best bodied Roussannes that I have ran across. I highly recommend. — 5 years ago

Ashley Wilmer
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Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2002

02 vintage with John Upton who sold vineyard to Duckhorn recently. I always felt Three Palms was one of great alluvial fans in terroir as the Napa River tributes into this land. And the traditional vineyard management by John and Sloan was pure old world. No Abreu stuff here. But really the only age-worthy Merlot in CA. This bottle still tight but well made and can last 20 more years. — 5 years ago

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Asterisk Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Sloan second label. Price value in line with Sloan, which translates to damn high value (expensive but worth it!). 30 minute decant and it’s ready to go! — 2 months ago

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Lemelson Vineyards

Jerome Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Renz sprinkle party for Sloan
— 3 years ago

Jefferson's Bourbon

Jefferson's Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Very Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I thought this was tremendous. Unlike the Groth cask reserve I get a vibe for the wine barrel treatment here. This is 15 yr old bourbon finished in Chappellet Pritchard Hill cab oak barrels. The bourbon itself has a red hue, possibly owing to the wine barrel. I actually poured my taste in to my wine glass after I finished off some Sloan. To me it's a more successful experiment than the Groth cask. The increased time in French oak has created a smooth, dry whiskey with absolutely zero bite. While I can't specifically pinpoint flavors of wine...or Pritchard Hill...the flavors of cherry and dark chocolate and less obvious sweetness places this smack dab in the middle of my wheelhouse--near my watches, converse and left behind bras. — 4 years ago

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@Michael Meyer The BT stuff is quite nice, one of my fav distillers. @Bill Bender We love the Jefferson bottles, they are always doing interesting stuff, cut our teeth on Ocean, and been in love since.
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I'm up for the BT @Michael Meyer I was there a couple years ago and can't remember those
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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


2007 Hundred Acre. Post-Thanksgiving dinner w McC at Jar. Decanted abt 1 hr before drinking. Still huge. Comp against ‘01 Sloan. This lacked some of the finesse that the Sloan showed. This is also so massive and too young to drink. — 2 years ago

Sloan Estate

Napa Valley Red Blend 2004

McClellan is a Goddess! You need to let Sloan breathe for an entire day to enjoy it at it’s best — 3 years ago

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Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

My reward for the 1:49:55 finish in the NYC Half Marathon (and for beating my fundraising goal toward cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital!). My prior score and notes on this remain consistent. I just LOVE this wine. — 5 years ago

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However no marathons in my near future, lol. Just curling the wine 🍷 and bottles
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@David Goldfinger @Carl Fischer @Ron R @David L I agree ., awesome wine! Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ with an upside to being a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ given some time.
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@Carl Fischer you're a total stud! Did you think about baseball the whole time or what? 😏