Asterisk Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Shay A

Sloan’s second label. My experience with their Asterisk is limited, so I gave this plenty of TLC.

Even though it’s hard to believe 2013 Napa wines are 9, approaching 10yrs in age, most are still so coiled up. With this being a “second” wine, I expected this to be accessible but I could not have been more wrong. For the first hour, this was a muted, heavy oak curtain of nothingness. After that, it slowly started giving way to its beautiful fruit profile, but it was at its best after 6hrs in the decanter. Very pretty/elegant. Black cherry, violets, dark cocoa and espresso on the nose, with mostly the same on the palate. As with other high end valley floor cabs, the mid palate depth here is sexy and commanding. There is an added savory/graphite note too, but for the most part, this is a powerful and black cherry to-the-core Cabernet that is in need of at least 3-5yrs more of sleep to adequately express itself.
— a day ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice notes, fully agree on '13 (and 14's) wanting more time, a solid vintage you'll enjoy many years into the future.
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@Severn Goodwin : 2013 for sure. I’ve found 2014s to drink fairly well since release (lots of similarities to 2012) and 2016s seem to be behaving like 2013s were early on. 2012-2019 was quite the string of incredible Napa vintages (minus the heat-stricken 2017s)!

Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Hints of chocolate. Loved this wine! Guessed Sloan in blind tasting. — 5 years ago

Michael Rariden
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Noble Wines Napa Valley

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This wine was in my latest shipment from 750 and reminds me that all great wines don't need to cost $175+++ a bottle or even $100 a bottle. I was drinking this as I was reviewing my offer from Sloan at $447 a bottle and thinking I would much rather have 9 bottles of this than one bottle of Sloan. Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of trophy wines in my collection but it's getting harder and harder to justify their purchase (just read James Laube's article in current WS as @Ryan M reminded me earlier). This is a great wine with an incredible nose of raspberries, licorice and violets. Easy drinking, the flavors of vanilla and red fruits lead the entry. Great acidity and moderate tannins. This is a really nice wine. — 6 years ago

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Well said ! @Carl Fischer
Martin G Rivard

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Please forgive the typos in my prior text. I guess voice recognition goofs when you've had a few glasses of wine? LOL


@Martin G Rivard or maybe voice recognition works too well 😜


Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

2 hour decant(lots of chunky/fine sediment). A majestic murky dark ruby red color. On the nose: black cherry, cedar, menthol, currants, pine, and a little sweet milk chocolate. Smooth, creamy, rich, velvety mouth coating wine with blackberry, tar, dark chocolate, minerals, and a smokey mocha dry long finish...includes a still there little tannic kick at the end. YUM...drinks nicely with the decant and still has time. — 4 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Jamie Slone Wines

BoRific Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend

Tasted this at the Jamie Sloan tasting room in Santa Barbara. — 4 years ago

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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. — 5 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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Email me with the deets @Roman Sukley

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. — 3 years ago

Lemelson Vineyards

Jerome Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Renz sprinkle party for Sloan
— 4 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 — 4 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. — 6 years ago

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David Goldfinger

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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? 😏