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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

95-96pts -Robert ParkerThe 2003 has been in bottle for over a year and continues to be a beautiful wine, dense ruby/purple in color with wonderful purity of creme de cassis. It is that black currant liqueur purity, richness, and depth that is one of the shining characteristics of this wine. Extraordinarily pure, the wine is full-bodied, opulent, and concentrated, but still young and primary. There is plenty of tannin underlying the wealth of fruit and, if anything, the wine seems to have firmed up since I had it last year. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+. The 2003 is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc.

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Screaming Eagle Winery:
  Screaming Eagle is a small winery based in Oakville, California. . The 1992 vintage garnered 99 points from Robert Parker and propelled the brand into instant cult status. The wines are sold by mailing list only.    Proprietor Stanley Kroenke Estate Manager Armand de Maigret Winemaker Nick Gislason 

External Reviews for Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/16/2009

The 2003 is a superb effort from this winery, but production is down significantly, with only 600 cases produced. A dense purple color is followed by a sweet nose of charcoal-infused creme de cassis intermixed with licorice, graphite, and a subtle hi... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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

Good dark red-ruby. Distinctly rocky, mineral-driven aromas of redcurrant and leather. Juicy, suave and delineated, with lovely acid spine and a strong spice character. Not a dense or fleshy wine (fans of sheer size may be underwhelmed) but nicely ba... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



95-96pts -Robert ParkerThe 2003 has been in bottle for over a year and continues to be a beautiful wine, dense ruby/purple in color with wonderful purity of creme de cassis. It is that black currant liqueur purity, richness, and depth that is one of the shining characteristics of this wine. Extraordinarily pure, the wine is full-bodied, opulent, and concentrated, but still young and primary. There is plenty of tannin underlying the wealth of fruit and, if anything, the wine seems to have firmed up since I had it last year. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+. The 2003 is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc.

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