2001 Sloan (99 Pts) ""revealing a Mouton-Rothschild-like perfume with a hint of Cheval Blanc-like complexity. RP Practically Perfect Back Vintages have the most Value!
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One of my all-time  favorite  Napa producers,  Sloan is an ultra-private estate in Rutherford, in the heart of Napa, where the best of the best want to be and they remain one of the most distinctive wines in Napa Valley. D espite only making tiny amount, approximately 600 case, the fact that it is the only cuvee that they make, is very unique in Napa. All attention and all efforts go into this wine.  

A meticulous approach to farming and small-lot fermentation in oak are some of the many quality-driven decisions made by winemaker Martha McClellan's, viticulturist David Abreu and consultant Michel Rolland.
It is very rare to find an original cases of the 2001, which was only their second vintage produced. At 99 Pts it is significantly cheaper than the price of the 2002 (100 pts) $ 4,152 and the 2010 (99 pts) $3,270. On release the 2012 Sloan (96 pts) was $2,562 per case (6)
It makes sense to buy the " practically perfect 2001 Sloan" RP 2011
This was rated up from 98 (2005) Pts in 2011 -
"revealing a Mouton-Rothschild-like perfume with a hint of Cheval Blanc-like complexity. " RP - from 2003 note, when he first tasted it. "Talk about coming out with a Big Bang! Stuart Sloan, the Seattle businessman, has hit both gold and home runs with his extraordinary vineyard perched high on a hill above the renowned restaurant/hotel complex of Auberge du Soleil. A 60-acre estate only partially planted in vines, with David Abreu handling the viticulture and Martha Levy (wife of Harlan Estates' Bob Levy) making the wine, this is as impressive a new operation as I have ever witnessed." 

2001 Sloan 2001 3-Pack OWC 750mL 1 3-Pk OWC $1,250.00
2001 Sloan 2001 6-Pack OWC 750mL 1 6-Pk OWC $2,500.00
2001 Sloan 2001 750mL 6 750mL $400.00
2001 Sloan 2001 750mL (Nicked Capsule) 1 750mL $380.00
2001 Sloan 2001 750mL (Nicked Label) 1 750mL $380.00

2001 Sloan Proprietary RED
The practically perfect 2001 Sloan (only the second effort released by Stuart Sloan) is aging magnificently. Made from very young vines planted on the steep hillsides above the Auberge du Soleil in Central Napa Valley, it exhibits a dense purple color with only a slight lightening at the edge as well as a phenomenal nose of burning embers, white chocolate, espresso roast, black currants and graphite. Full-bodied with an expansive, broad, creamy texture as well as a voluptuous finish, the wine has shed a lot of its tannin and is just beginning to hit its plateau of full maturity where it should stay for another 15-25+ years. This is a great terroir and at age ten, the 2001 confirms the accolades I bestowed upon it eight years ago.
99 Pts.  RP Wine Advocate #195 Jun 2011

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