2007 Sloan Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73983-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Good bright ruby-red. Sexy, highly aromatic nose melds cassis, black raspberry, violet, minerals, bitter chocolate and cedar. Tightly wound and minerally, with strong acidity intensifying the flavors of black fruits, licorice, violet and tobacco. The elements of cabernet franc and petit verdot give additional lift to this slightly high-toned and very energetic wine. The very long, firm finish boasts terrific grip. A great example of the 2007 vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2007 Sloan, now in bottle, has lived up to the extraordinary quality it exhibited from barrel. A world-class, perfumed nose of charcoal, espresso roast, white chocolate, black currants, sweet plums, Asian soy and a Grave-like scorched earth aroma soars from the glass of this dense purple-colored wine. Full-bodied and seamlessly constructed with a multidimensional mouthfeel as well as a phenomenal finish, this 2007 carries considerable tannin, but at present it is concealed by the wine's luxurious levels of fruit, glycerin and intensity.
    Drink Dates: 2010 - 2040
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 192
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    (14.8% alcohol): Saturated bright ruby. Superripe, exotic scents of black raspberry, truffle, coffee/mocha and caramel oak, with an exotic note of coconut emerging with extended aeration. Plush, dense, moderately sweet and superconcentrated, with its velvety, seamless dark raspberry and mineral flavors complicated by spices. Tannins are firm, dusty and nicely integrated, showing no aggressiveness. Finishes very long, with lingering spice character. This very full but also solidly structured wine was already rich and pliant in its early years. A very ripe style.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2028
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May 2017
  • James Suckling | Rating: 97

    A nose of sweet tobacco, coffee, chocolate, berries, and spices. Full bodied, with a delicious center palate of Christmas cakes, mulberries, chocolate, and pie crust. This is powerful and layered, intense, with a long finish. This is holding back at the moment. Delicious now, but wait six or seven years. 15+24+24+34. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Monday, April 11, 2011
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Beautiful. Slight amber edges, full of deep rich fruit, slight spiciness and sweetness with nice long finish.
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 855 bottles owned
  • 116 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 100
    (Out of 116 collectors)