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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 »

WA 97
WS 94
IWC 95
Drink Dates
WA: 2015-2035 WS: 2010-2016
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750ml $295.00
6 for sale

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 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 219
Drink Dates 2015-2035

This vineyard, high above the Rutherford AVA, on the gorgeous hillside not far from the famed restaurant and hotel Auberge du Soleil, has produced a winner in my retrospective of 2005s. This is clearly a great terroir, and that comes through in this savory, broad, expansive, pure 2005 Proprietary Red from Sloan. Offering black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, silky tannins, notes of forest floor and spice box, and loamy soil undertones, the wine is dense, full-bodied, opulent, and just entering its plateau of maturity, where it should keep for another 15-20 years. This was one of the stunners in the great line-up that I tasted of 10-year-old North Coast Cabernet Sauvignons.

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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 95.795%
Tasted On 10/15/2014

Very dark with berry, lead pencil, pepper but lacking body and finish. Faded by next day.

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.034%
Tasted On 09/06/2012
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Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.476%
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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