100 Points, Wine Advocate
I have had the pleasure of tasting Sloan Estate many times in line-ups with other Cult Cabs of similar caliber and Sloan continues to be one of the best if not the best in the group. Sloan’s ability to age gracefully is one of its best characteristics. The 2015 Estate Red comes from their 13-acre Rutherford eastern hillside vineyard that was planted in the late 90’s by David Abreu and continues to be produced by Martha McClellan with Michel Rolland consulting. Elevation there ranges from 875 to 995 feet. It is a spectacular property with a full range of exposures for the fruit to thrive. “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red is a little closed and broody at this youthful stage, the nose beginning to open and grow into a beautiful redcurrant jelly, cassis, kirsch and black raspberry core with nuances of red roses, mocha, unsmoked cigars, camphor and tilled soil. Full-bodied and fabulously decadent in the mouth, the palate reveals a very firm, very plush frame with loads of perfumed layers and an epically long, fragrant finish.” – Wine Advocate.