2005 Sloan Proprietary Red

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 92

Reviews for 2005 Sloan Proprietary Red

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
This vineyard, high above the Rutherford AVA, on the gorgeous hillside not far from the famed restaurant and hotel Auberge du Soleil, has produced a winner in my retrospective of 2005s. This is clearly a great terroir... This vineyard, high above the Rutherford AVA, on the gorgeous hillside not far from the famed restaurant and hotel Auberge du Soleil, has produced a winner in my retrospective of 2005s. This is clearly a great terroir, and that comes through in this savory, broad, expansive, pure 2005 Proprietary Red from Sloan. Offering black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, silky tannins, notes of forest floor and spice box, and loamy soil undertones, the wine is dense, full-bodied, opulent, and just entering its plateau of maturity, where it should keep for another 15-20 years. This was one of the stunners in the great line-up that I tasted of 10-year-old North Coast Cabernet Sauvignons. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good full medium ruby. Knockout nose combines superripe black raspberry minerals tobacco and brown spices. Then wonderfully sweet and lush in the mouth with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to the flavors of cassis tobacco... Good full medium ruby. Knockout nose combines superripe black raspberry minerals tobacco and brown spices. Then wonderfully sweet and lush in the mouth with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to the flavors of cassis tobacco chocolate coffee and loam. As dense and thick as this is though it's also quite suave and juicy. Finishes with palate-staining sweetness of fruit and outstanding breadth.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
A bold, rich and ripe style, with black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit and a cedary graphite edge. Plush, concentrated and full-bodied, coating the palate, yet for all its size and chewiness this remains elegant... A bold, rich and ripe style, with black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit and a cedary graphite edge. Plush, concentrated and full-bodied, coating the palate, yet for all its size and chewiness this remains elegant, balanced and supported by firm tannins, showing a trace of heat on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2010 through 2016. – JL
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Wonderful aromas of cedar, cigar box, currants, and dark berries. Nice notes of cappuccino, that open up to mint and flowers. Full bodied, with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. This is spicy and juicy, with generous... Wonderful aromas of cedar, cigar box, currants, and dark berries. Nice notes of cappuccino, that open up to mint and flowers. Full bodied, with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. This is spicy and juicy, with generous fruit but held back. An exciting wine with a warm and juicy finish, and hints of tar.