Sloan

Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4220 ratings
9.472 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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9.8

The 2014 Sloan is a terrific example of the vintage at its best. Mocha, espresso, grilled herbs, leather, smoke and licorice are al fused together in this super-expressive, nuanced wine. In 2014, the Sloan is not as exuberant or rich as it can be, but that is really not an issue at all. The 2014 is a gorgeous wine in the making, that's all there is to it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2014 Sloan is a terrific example of the vintage at its best. Mocha, espresso, grilled herbs, leather, smoke and licorice are al fused together in this super-expressive, nuanced wine. In 2014, the Sloan is not as exuberant or rich as it can be, but that is really not an issue at all. The 2014 is a gorgeous wine in the making, that's all there is to it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

Jun 20th, 2019
Mike R
9.5

@David L - what a spectator wine - intoxicating sensual complex masterpiece yet soft and not overpowering

Bravo sir

@David L - what a spectator wine - intoxicating sensual complex masterpiece yet soft and not overpowering

Bravo sir

Jul 2nd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Another drool worthy Napa cult. Beaming, pillared and utterly sumptuous - am explosion of black fruited goodness, without feeling out of the reigns. Young, but a pleasure to drink.

Another drool worthy Napa cult. Beaming, pillared and utterly sumptuous - am explosion of black fruited goodness, without feeling out of the reigns. Young, but a pleasure to drink.

May 6th, 2018
Shawn R

Have drank several vintages over the past year to include a few vertical. By far the most approachable.

Have drank several vintages over the past year to include a few vertical. By far the most approachable.

May 3rd, 2018
David L

14’ It doesn’t get much better

14’ It doesn’t get much better

Feb 23rd, 2018
Kevin Ortzman

Voluptuous is the first word that comes to mind with this big Cab. A medley of aromas with plum, cinnamon, tar and mocha infused dark berries.

Voluptuous is the first word that comes to mind with this big Cab. A medley of aromas with plum, cinnamon, tar and mocha infused dark berries.

Feb 18th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

Four days open and still not completely open but better than Saturday night

Four days open and still not completely open but better than Saturday night

Nov 15th, 2017
Bill Bender

Cool little mini vertical (2004-2006) from @David L and @Shawn R and all were performing exceptionally. These are always such dependably sultry and delicious wines with an unmistakable chocolate/dark fruit profile. Stuart Sloan sold this winery to the Pan family several years back for almost 50 million and I’m not sure they take visitors from their mailing mist. It could be an extra fun tasting if they bring wines from their other estate—Chateau Bon Pasteur.

Cool little mini vertical (2004-2006) from @David L and @Shawn R and all were performing exceptionally. These are always such dependably sultry and delicious wines with an unmistakable chocolate/dark fruit profile. Stuart Sloan sold this winery to the Pan family several years back for almost 50 million and I’m not sure they take visitors from their mailing mist. It could be an extra fun tasting if they bring wines from their other estate—Chateau Bon Pasteur.

Nov 15th, 2017
David L

04, 05, 06 Sloan- All quite different. Not a bad way to kick off the night.

04, 05, 06 Sloan- All quite different. Not a bad way to kick off the night.

Nov 13th, 2017
Shawn R

Part of a vertical of 04, 05 and 06. Needs time to open up. Has 10+ years ahead of it.

Part of a vertical of 04, 05 and 06. Needs time to open up. Has 10+ years ahead of it.

Nov 12th, 2017