2005 Sloan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • George C ATLANTA Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 21, 2017 - Had yesterday at a great steak house in Atlanta-- Little Alley Steak -- from Magnum. I brought this from my cellar to our monthly wine dinner. Sloan was more like a Mike Tyson at his prime, very strong, muscular, with different dimensions, but the overwhelming profile is POWER... not a hint of that disgusting caramel sweetness, so prevalent in Caymus and other mainstream cabs, it had notes of cassis, blackberry, mint, espresso and even cedar and every sip was different. Loved it, learned a lot from it, but at the end of the day give me a Dominus, Poetry, Bond, Cardinale, Verite — those are more my own personal style. Those have a silky mouth feel and a long, gentle yet complex, lingering finish. Still, for an old style Cali Cab, the way they used to be blended to compete against first growth Left Bank Bordeaux, this is about as perfect as it gets.


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