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2005 Sloan Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Rutherford - Red

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
96
WS 94
WA 96+
IWC 95
Drink Dates
WA: 2012-2030 WS: 2010-2016
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

(bottled in January of 2008) Good full medium ruby. Knockout nose combines superripe black raspberry, minerals, tobacco and brown spices. Then wonderfully sweet and lush in the mouth, with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to the flavors of cassis, tobacco, chocolate, coffee and loam. As dense and thick as this is, though, it's also quite suave and juicy. Finishes with palate-staining sweetness of fruit and outstanding breadth.

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WA 96+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2012-2030

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has an almost La Mission Haut-Brion-like, scorched earth nose intermixed with cassis, coffee, and subtle hints of chocolate and balsamic. The wine is rich, full-bodied, but with great elegance and palate presence, without being heavy. Every wine to date has displayed considerable tannin, but even more concentration and fruit, so it is not an issue of the wines drying out, but rather requiring some patience before the complexity, which is already showing promise, emerges and the wines soften. This is a brilliant 2005 that is certainly one of the top wines of the vintage but needs some time in the bottle.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2016

A bold, rich and ripe style, with complex black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit and a cedary graphite edge. Plush, concentrated and full-bodied, coating the palate, yet for all its size and chewiness this remains elegant, balanced and supported by firm tannins, showing a trace of heat on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.475%
Tasted On 02/04/2013
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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.807%
Tasted On 09/06/2012
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Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 06/03/2012

Unbelievable. Hung with the great wines drank this night. Huge, Long Finish, great fruit. Well balanced.

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Author jaycomny
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 62.5%
Tasted On 10/03/2009
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