2006 Sloan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 96 pts.

$309.00

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Ratings & Tasting Notes:

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2006 is performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sloan and McClellan decided to bottle it later than usual, recognizing the rugged, tough tannins of the vintage could be sweetened up with longer barrel aging. Their strategy worked. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of white chocolate, burning embers, creme de cassis, coffee, and scorched earth (think Haut-Brion or La Mission Haut-Brion). It possesses terrific structure, melted, well-integrated tannins, full body, and is already bursting with complexity. A great success, it is one of the vintage’s most thrilling wines. (RP) 98+ (12/2009)

97 points Wine Spectator

An extraordinary effort, very tightly wound with a wealth of detailed flavors, exhibiting tiers of black cherry, plum, currant, berry jam, cedar, cigar box, black licorice and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied and well-structured, ending with tapered flavors that retain their focus. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. (JL) (11/2010)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.

Condition:

Perfect