Sloan

Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend

9.427 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Concentrated cassis and twigs on the nose led a big, round and voluptuous layering of black fruit, pure espresso and toasted oak. Tannins have faded to blue, creating a long and soft finish that feels like this masterpiece has peaked. I’m told this is Sloan in a “bad” year. Fine by me....

So this is wine no. 1,000 for me on @delectable and I wanted to thank @Antonio Galloni for supporting and investing in this distinctive, global community of wine nerds, bon vivants, industry folks and general winos. It clearly holds a special place for its members. Yeah, I may gripe about the non-trending “Trending” section, but this is the best place there is on my iPhone to share and learn about the grape juice I love. So I joined Vinous, and am joining the paid Delectable, as this is the best I can do to support the Delectable team. I’ll also do my best to make it to the Barolo Rare Wine Dinner in NYC next week! Cheers.

Concentrated cassis and twigs on the nose led a big, round and voluptuous layering of black fruit, pure espresso and toasted oak. Tannins have faded to blue, creating a long and soft finish that feels like this masterpiece has peaked. I’m told this is Sloan in a “bad” year. Fine by me....

So this is wine no. 1,000 for me on @delectable and I wanted to thank @Antonio Galloni for supporting and investing in this distinctive, global community of wine nerds, bon vivants, industry folks and general winos. It clearly holds a special place for its members. Yeah, I may gripe about the non-trending “Trending” section, but this is the best place there is on my iPhone to share and learn about the grape juice I love. So I joined Vinous, and am joining the paid Delectable, as this is the best I can do to support the Delectable team. I’ll also do my best to make it to the Barolo Rare Wine Dinner in NYC next week! Cheers.

Jan 21st, 2020
Bill Bender

Seamless power and polish. This is the best '03 vintage Napa Cab I've ever had, period.

Seamless power and polish. This is the best '03 vintage Napa Cab I've ever had, period.

Aug 27th, 2017
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
Martin G Rivard

The FL Panthers have never lost a game while I was drinking a 2003 Sloan!!!
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!
I'll revisit and will increase my rating to 10 once they WIN today!!

The FL Panthers have never lost a game while I was drinking a 2003 Sloan!!!
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!
I'll revisit and will increase my rating to 10 once they WIN today!!

Apr 24th, 2016
Steve Gage

Director of Sales and Hospitality, Moone-Tsai Wines

9.4

Wow

Wow

Mar 31st, 2015
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

9.1

Liked the 2004 better, but a special treat! Not too standout but a wonderful red no less.

Liked the 2004 better, but a special treat! Not too standout but a wonderful red no less.

Dec 7th, 2014
Raye Ackerman

Well balanced wine. Nothing overpowering.

Well balanced wine. Nothing overpowering.

Dec 31st, 2018
Stanley Barrios

Thanks @Rob Brobst III !!

Feb 10th, 2018
Raye Ackerman

Very big wine. Big big big vanilla and a very long finish. Age made it very balanced and complete to drink. As west coast cabs go, this is the top of what I've had.

Very big wine. Big big big vanilla and a very long finish. Age made it very balanced and complete to drink. As west coast cabs go, this is the top of what I've had.

Apr 30th, 2017
David Schoonover

Wonderful velvety Cab Sauv/Cab Franc blend. Softened with the age but still excellent fruit. Has some Bordeaux notes with the Cali flare. Love this wine!

Wonderful velvety Cab Sauv/Cab Franc blend. Softened with the age but still excellent fruit. Has some Bordeaux notes with the Cali flare. Love this wine!

Mar 30th, 2016