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The 2013 Proprietary Red Sloan is from the same 13 acres of estate vineyard. Typical of the vintage, it is spectacular, inky purple and massive, with unbelievably ripe fruit and a vibrancy and delineation that is breathtaking – given the richness and massiveness of this wine that is a true long-term prospect. It needs 5-6 years of further bottle age and should easily last 30-35 years. The notes of black truffle, charcoal, incense, blackberry and cassis fruit are followed by a full-bodied, stunningly proportioned wine that is loaded, incredibly pure and well-delineated. It is a killer effort from Sloan and probably capable of matching their great efforts in 2001, 2002 and 2007.
The wines crafted by Sloan Estate are wildly popular and praised by professional critics and aficionados, yet the winery itself remains one of the most private and guarded in the New World. The ultra-prime 12 acre estate vineyard was established by David Abreu in the coveted Rutherford AVA, planted with Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. When the initial 2000 vintage was released in 2004, it was clear Sloan Estate’s luscious, dense and complex Bordeaux Blends are not to be taken lightly. With a limited annual production of 600 cases, 100-point scores by Robert Parker, and a super-exclusive mailing list reserved for the most elite and long-standing oenophiles, amassing Sloan Estate wines is next to impossible; but Benchmark Wine Group has your back.
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