This wine is gorgeous and showcases the deep-noted fruit that encompasses what Sloan Estate is all about. This 2018 is blended with nearly equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and it flaunts great drinkability immediately upon opening. Aromas of lively, ripe berries and cherries bounce from the glass, and the palate, with layers of tobacco, chocolate, and blackberry, holds a depth of character that is a true reflection of both the vineyard and the vintage conditions. All the fruit comes from their 13-acre vineyard in Rutherford and was produced, vinified, and aged in the same way as the Estate Red. It's vibrant, bright and a youthful, rich expression in its freshness and fruit. With the ability to age for years to come, it can be enjoyed from its early stage as an introduction to the estate and as a familiar reminder of the traits of the vineyard and what is to come as we await the perfect cellaring of Sloan Estate Red.