2011 Sloan Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73983-2011-750-3A

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The soft, slightly herbaceous but charming 2011 Sloan does not possess the concentration, depth or richness of its two older siblings, but it is a pretty wine revealing good freshness as well as lots of underbrush, red and black currant, licorice and toasty oak characteristics. Enjoy it over the next 10-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2028
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (90% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and the rest petit verdot and cabernet franc): Bright ruby-red. Sexy aromas and flavors of black raspberry, brown spices and bitter chocolate torrefaction; slightly truffley but not green. Elegant and sharply focused, with lovely spicy intensity and fresh acidity giving the wine lovely inner-mouth perfume. Not a particularly full or deep wine but subtle and refined. The smooth, powdery tannins here are rare for the vintage. The team made a particularly strict selection for the flagship wine in 2011 and |took a long time to finalize the blend,| noted winemaker Martha McClellan.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 111 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors