Founded by the eponymous Stuart Sloan, the Pan family purchased the winery in 2011 having been utterly bewitched by both the wines and the property itself for many years prior. The current team at SLOAN is a true all-star cast of vignerons including mythical consultant Michel Rolland and the hugely respected David Abreu who crafts some of the most desirable Chardonnays in the world.
Perched at an elevation of up to 900 feet on the Eastern hills of Rutherford overlooking the Napa Valley floor, SLOAN is comprised of 13 glorious acres of the finest terroir this region has to offer. Incredibly mineral-rich white tufa soil combines perfectly with the cooling maritime influence tempering the generous Californian sun. It is hard to imagine a more naturally harmonious situation from which to craft exquisite wines than this. Planted as relatively recently as 1997, this now legendary estate has ascended to the very highest echelons of fine wine in North America’s most famous region.
SLOAN “Proprietary Red” is the flagship cuvée of this incredible producer, representing the apotheosis of both the terroir and winemaking prowess of the team here. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the grapes for this prestige wine are subject to ruthless selection thanks to the existence of a commendable second wine.