Sloan 2013

Sloan 2013

Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley



The 2013 Sloan Proprietary Red is a wine of extraordinary depth and complexity. Its color is deep and alluring, with a rich and saturated hue that draws you in. On the nose, the wine reveals a captivating bouquet of black cherry, cassis, cedar, tobacco, and dark chocolate. These aromas intertwine seamlessly, creating an enticing and complex aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and opulent, with a velvety texture that caresses the tongue. Flavors of ripe blackberry, plum, and currant unfold, accompanied by notes of espresso, vanilla, and baking spices. The wine's tannins are well-integrated, providing structure and balance. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a lingering impression of dark fruits and a touch of minerality. The 2013 Sloan is a true masterpiece, showcasing the essence of its exceptional terroir and promising many years of enjoyment and evolution.

Robert Parker - 99 Points

"The 2013 Proprietary Red displays a deep garnet-purple color. Wow—it emits the most gorgeous perfume of rose hip tea, violets, sandalwood and fragrant earth over a cassis and blackberry pie core with touches of mocha, cigar box, menthol and garrigue plus a waft of star anise. The powerful, full-bodied palate delivers a wall of exotic spice-accented black fruit preserves with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very long and layered. This needs time but is lookin’ glorious."

Antonio Galloni - 97+ Points

"A huge, backward wine, the 2013 Sloan is deep, powerful and explosive, with huge dark fruit and tons of torrefaction, licorice and menthol notes that add gravitas. Readers will have to be patient with the 2013. All the pedigree of this great vintage is evident, but the tannins need time to soften. At times, the 2013 reminds me of the 2001."