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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1997

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1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, a perfect wine. Representing the essence of cassis liqueur intermixed with blackberries, minerals, licorice, and toast, this full-bodied, multi-dimensional classic is fabulous, with extraordinary purity, symmetry, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute... About the Winery Screaming Eagle "Screaming Eagle is one of Napa Valley's smallest wineries. The little stone winery is perched on a rocky hillside in the Oakville Appellation overlooking the vineyard planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 65% new French oak barrels in a small cave for almost two years. Annual production is approximately 500 cases with most wine sold directly to consumers via a mailing list. The winery's first release was approximately 200 cases of the 1992 vintage." About the Wine only 450 cases... a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. This bottle has not seen daylight in years!...The case has been stored in a controlled winecellar since receiving it from the winery.

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Screaming Eagle Winery:
  Screaming Eagle is a small winery based in Oakville, California. The original 57-acre (23 ha) plot was founded in 1986 by former real estate mogul Jean Phillips. Heidi Barret was the original winemaker of the signature wine, predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 1992 vintage garnered 99 points from Robert Parker and ... Read more
  Screaming Eagle is a small winery based in Oakville, California. The original 57-acre (23 ha) plot was founded in 1986 by former real estate mogul Jean Phillips. Heidi Barret was the original winemaker of the signature wine, predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 1992 vintage garnered 99 points from Robert Parker and propelled the brand into instant cult status. Supply, meet demand. With only 500 cases in production a year, thousands clamor for spots on the mailing list. The price of a single bottle starts at around $1000, with interstellar auction prices.    In 2006, the winery was sold to NBA officials Charles Banks and Stanley Kroenke, who brought on Andy Erickson (of Dalla Valle, Ovid, Arietta, Favia, and others) as principal winemaker. Parts of the vineyard were replanted under this new management, with more of the Cabernet and less of the other varietals. In 2009, Kroenke became sole proprietor. Nick Gislason took over winemaking duties as of 2011.  Read less
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Member Reviews for Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: roloffca
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5.00 5
11/06/2007

Who are you kidding. Worth whatever money you have as this is possible the best CA Cab from one of the greatest years


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5.00 5
10/09/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1997 - Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1997 - Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2010

It doesn't get any better than 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, a perfect wine. Representing the essence of cassis liqueur intermixed with blackberries, minerals, licorice, and toast, this full-bodied, multi-dimensional classic is fabulous, with extraordinar... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

...potent wine of finesse and grace, this weaves together a rich and complex array of cedary currant, toasty oak, hazelnut and black cherry flavors that finish in a long, intricate aftertaste... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, a perfect wine. Representing the essence of cassis liqueur intermixed with blackberries, minerals, licorice, and toast, this full-bodied, multi-dimensional classic is fabulous, with extraordinary purity, symmetry, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute... About the Winery Screaming Eagle "Screaming Eagle is one of Napa Valley's smallest wineries. The little stone winery is perched on a rocky hillside in the Oakville Appellation overlooking the vineyard planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 65% new French oak barrels in a small cave for almost two years. Annual production is approximately 500 cases with most wine sold directly to consumers via a mailing list. The winery's first release was approximately 200 cases of the 1992 vintage." About the Wine only 450 cases... a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. This bottle has not seen daylight in years!...The case has been stored in a controlled winecellar since receiving it from the winery.

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