Sloan

Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4198 ratings
9.344 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
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
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

9.5

Big brawny fruit. New oak still wrapped up 15 years post vintage. 2001.

Big brawny fruit. New oak still wrapped up 15 years post vintage. 2001.

Jun 30th, 2016
Pierre Costa

Good concentration of fruit and oak. Very smoky.

Good concentration of fruit and oak. Very smoky.

May 19th, 2016
Kenneth Korsbæk

Big and Lush cab, utterly sexy and from a vintage which came after the 3 relatively warm vintages the 2010 has a great future.
Didn't see the label but I guess the alc. is nearly 15 or slightly above.

Big and Lush cab, utterly sexy and from a vintage which came after the 3 relatively warm vintages the 2010 has a great future.
Didn't see the label but I guess the alc. is nearly 15 or slightly above.

May 18th, 2016
Greg Gregory

So much for a bad vintage! Stunning

So much for a bad vintage! Stunning

Dec 29th, 2015