2004 Sloan Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 73983-2004

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright, saturated ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, dark plum, black cherry, violet, minerals, spices, soy sauce and brown spices. Lush, broad and rich, with a superripe blackberry flavor that remains this side of jammy. Thanks to its finesse of texture and juiciness, this ultimately comes across as less sweet and more classic than the superb 2002. Finishes with wonderfully suave, broad, building tannins that coat the teeth. The wine's cabernet franc component contributes lift and spice on the aftertaste. This needs, and should reward, six to eight years of cellar time.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Dark, rich and concentrated, with great structure, depth and complexity, offering tiers of spicy currant, blackberry, sage, herb and pleasant mineral notes. The tannins are firm as well, giving this an excellent framework. 500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2004 Sloan's spectacular inky/purple/garnet color is followed by notes of high quality espresso roast, chocolate, black currants, truffles and a striking minerality. Full-bodied and super-rich with that roasted character that one finds in Cote Rotie and some of the great Haut-Brions from Pessac-Leognan, this full-bodied, rich 2004 is a super-star of the vintage. Although the tannins are elevated, they are extremely sweet and well-integrated. This spectacular 2004 is performing even better now than it did following bottling. It is also one of the more developed and evolved vintages of Sloan, no doubt because that was the nature of the 2004 vintage. Drink it now and over the next two decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    Author: Aijuna
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Intense with heavy oak and vanilla. Fruit is missing.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Nice but a little too pricey for the quality. Chocolate, tobacco, and hazelnuts. Heavy tannins still needs to mature.
    Author: VinoDeparture
Location alone is enough to draw attention to this wine - the vineyards are perched upon a picturesque hill above the renowned Auberge du Soleil - but the added value of having David Abreu plant the vineyards and Mark Aubert as the founding winemaker ties it all together into a package destined for stardom. The inaugural vintage, 2000, came out in 2004, with huge concentration, brilliant fruit integrity and a rich, complex character. The incredible structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend comes from the balanced integration of the exquisite 100% Rutherford estate fruit and the obsessive attention to detail in the vineyard and cellar. Martha McClellan is current winemaker, under whose guidance Sloan continues in the young tradition that earned it a 100-point score from Robert Parker for the 2002 vintage.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 776 bottles owned
  • 182 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 182 collectors)