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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Sloan Proprietary Red 2004
Sloan Proprietary Red 2004
(search item no. 100626)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $499.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Not much has changed at Proprietor Stuart Sloan's vineyard since his brilliant debut vintage of 2000. From his thirteen acres of gently sloping hillside vineyards, his winemaker Martha McClellan and the globe-trotting Michel Rolland turn out 600 cases (with a potential 1,000 cases in the future) of splendid Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines have some Merlot (which they barrel-ferment in very small lots) and Cabernet Franc in the blend, but the wine is dominated by at least 80% Cabernet Sauvignon in every vintage. These wines have been extraordinary from the beginning and are clearly meant for serious cellaring. Kudos to Stuart Sloan, his winemaker Martha McClellan, and of course, his superstar viticulturalist David Abreu, and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland.
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