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2006 Sloan Proprietary Red (750ml)
Producer: Sloan Winery sloanwine.com
Appellation: Napa Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$285.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: September 1, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
98 points "98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 is performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sloan and McClellan decided to bottle it later than usual, recognizing the rugged, tough tannins of the vintage could be sweetened up with longer barrel aging. Their strategy worked. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of white chocolate, burning embers, creme de cassis, coffee, and scorched earth (think Haut-Brion or La Mission Haut-Brion). It possesses terrific structure, melted, well-integrated tannins, full body, and is already bursting with complexity. A great success, it is one of the vintage’s most thrilling wines. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. (98+)" (12/2009)" Best 2014-2030
rated: August 26, 2010 , mihi mcnanie
98 points "maturity - early"
rated: November 1, 2010 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
97 points "97 points Wine Spectator: "An extraordinary effort, very tightly wound with a wealth of detailed flavors, exhibiting tiers of black cherry, plum, currant, berry jam, cedar, cigar box, black licorice and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied and well-structured, ending with tapered flavors that retain their focus. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 2025. " (11/2010)" Best 2014-2025