Sloan

Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4202 ratings
9.448 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Greg Gregory

A little too sweet for me.

A little too sweet for me.

Aug 13th, 2017
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.4

Surprised me. In a good spot now.

Surprised me. In a good spot now.

Jul 27th, 2017
James Leahy

Mini vertical of Sloan from 2008 - 2010. Brilliant expression of Rutherford. The 2008 was the temptress on the nose with deep, brambly accents - the 2010 was reserved and elegant, with layers of fruit - but the star of the show was the 2009 with her complexity and depth on the palette. Excellent trio

Mini vertical of Sloan from 2008 - 2010. Brilliant expression of Rutherford. The 2008 was the temptress on the nose with deep, brambly accents - the 2010 was reserved and elegant, with layers of fruit - but the star of the show was the 2009 with her complexity and depth on the palette. Excellent trio

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Rob Brobst III

Deep dark fruit, leather, ink dark color, full bodied. The 2007 has a bigger bolder fruit palate but this is right on point.

Deep dark fruit, leather, ink dark color, full bodied. The 2007 has a bigger bolder fruit palate but this is right on point.

Apr 24th, 2017
Roy Goble

Tasted this three times in past four months. A really good wine but not exceptional.

Tasted this three times in past four months. A really good wine but not exceptional.

Apr 6th, 2017
Roy Goble

Revisiting this 2001 after the first bottle was disappointing. Sadly it still underwhelms.

Revisiting this 2001 after the first bottle was disappointing. Sadly it still underwhelms.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.8

Insanely dark ruby red and garnet edges. Love the nose, slightly stinky and layered with dark fruits. Heavy tannins (8.5/10), and full bodied. Tons of flavors, dark fruits, dark cocoa, spices and super long finish. Killer juice and so good. Might even be better than 98. Drink till 2036.

Insanely dark ruby red and garnet edges. Love the nose, slightly stinky and layered with dark fruits. Heavy tannins (8.5/10), and full bodied. Tons of flavors, dark fruits, dark cocoa, spices and super long finish. Killer juice and so good. Might even be better than 98. Drink till 2036.

Jan 8th, 2017