2017 Sloan AsteriskBlend from United States
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The estate’s flagship wine since its inaugural 2000 vintage, SLOAN Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Layered with re...
- 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Moving to the wines from bottle, the 2017 Asterisk offers a dense purple hue as well as a sweet nose of crème de cassis, mulberries, brambly herbs, chocolate, and toasted spices. Fruit-forward and charming, it still has ample mid-palate depth, ripe tannins, and beautiful balance. I don't think it's going to make terribly old bones, but it's going to drink beautifully for at least 15-20 years.
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Plum with some mushroom, bark and cedar on the nose, following through to a medium to full body with polished, firm tannins and a delicious, juicy finish. Normally half merlot and cabernet franc. Drink now or hold.
90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2017 Asterisk is a soft, easygoing wine that will drink well right out of the gate. The 2017 naturally doesn’t have the richness that is typical here, but it does offer terrific balance. In this vintage, Aasterisk has more of a red-toned fruit profile that matches its mid-weight feel quite nicely.
The estate’s flagship wine since its inaugural 2000 vintage, SLOAN Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Layered with remarkable complexity and intensity of flavors and aromas, SLOAN exhibits a gorgeous tension between elements of grace and power, balance and opulence, as well as age and vibrancy. It is a precise wine with defined structure and immense aging potential and at the same time, a seductive wine of exceptional fruit finesse, minerality, and multilayered mouthfeel. Crafted with meticulous care from vine to bottle and exacting standards for achieving the highest quality, this uninhibitedly rich and extraordinarily pure wine is a beautiful, raw expression of our terroir – a reflection of our soils, climate, and its place of origin.
94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
90 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|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|