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2008 Sloan Proprietary RedBlend from United States

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  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96-98 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 96+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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98

"I am loving the structure to this wine. Exotic fruit with flowers, and lots going on. The tannins are very velvety, and have a super refined texture and a long, long finish. A fascinating wine."

96-98 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Close in quality and another riveting example of the great sweet spot of the 2008 vintage in northern California (Napa Bordeaux varietals), the seamless 2008 Sloan reveals an opaque purple color along with similar notes of burning embers/charcoal/scorched earth (reminiscent of a ripe, powerful vintage in Bordeaux’s Pessac-Leognan), full body, beautiful density and stunning texture and length. Another prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon-based cuvee, it should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. It may even be riper and more precocious than the 2007."

96+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2008 Sloan Estate is racy and totally elegant from start to finish. It shows gorgeous freshness and vibrancy in its expressive dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and tobacco. Today the 2008 comes across as a relatively understated, subdued vintage for this wine. It should be absolutely fabulous in another few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028."

Product Detail

Item # 67337
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96-98 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

96+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2008
Color Red
ABV 14.8%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower