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2012 Sloan Sloan, Napa Valley, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£2,500.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Producer Sloan
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 15.4%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets at auction in the US, where it was consigned by the original owner who purchased it directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 1 case

96 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (October 2014)

Owned by the Chinese Pan family, but still featuring Michel Rolland as its winemaking consultant, the 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Sloan has turned out beautifully. The vintage gives it a precocious silkiness that is atypical. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it showcases this fabulous terroir on the steep hillsides of the Vaca mountains, behind the luxury resort of Auberge du Soleil.

The 2012 offers up beautiful notes of blueberries, blackberries, cedarwood, graphite, espresso, licorice and chocolate along with copious quantities of glycerin and fruit. This is a big, surprisingly savory and fleshy effort from Sloan that comes closest stylistically to their magnificent 2002. It can be drunk now but will be even better in 7-8 years, and should keep for 25-30 years.

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97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (December 2016)

The 2012 Sloan is dark, sensual and voluptuous to the core. Soft edges and radiant, luxurious fruit add to the wine's undeniably raciness. Absolutely impeccable, the 2012 Sloan is also a fabulous example of the year at its best.

Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2010 6x75cl OWC £2,800.00 In Bond View