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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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Wine Advocate Review The 2004, which is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot with a tiny 2% Cabernet Franc, has put on considerable weight now that it is in bottle. The wine, which was bottled only a month before my visit, performed fabulously well full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, and in that sense, very much a product of this rather flashy, seductive vintage. Dense purple-colored with a beautiful nose of graphite, blackberry, and creme de cassis that has that extraordinary purity and intensity that seems to be a hallmark of Screaming Eagle, the 2004 exhibits a sweet, savory, expansive, powerful palate, but with no hard edges, and everything seamlessly constructed, with just a hint of toasty oak in the finish. This beautifully elegant yet authoritatively flavored wine should drink well young yet age for up to 20 or more years.

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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: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2004, which is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot with a tiny 2% Cabernet Franc, has put on considerable weight now that it is in bottle. The wine, which was bottled only a month before my visit, performed fabulously well full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, and in that sense, very much a product of this rather flashy, seductive vintage. Dense purple-colored with a beautiful nose of graphite, blackberry, and creme de cassis that has that extraordinary purity and intensity that seems to be a hallmark of Screaming Eagle, the 2004 exhibits a sweet, savory, expansive, powerful palate, but with no hard edges, and everything seamlessly constructed, with just a hint of toasty oak in the finish. This beautifully elegant yet authoritatively flavored wine should drink well young yet age for up to 20 or more years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/13/2010

The 2004, which is nearly 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, with tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is an up-front style of wine. There were originally around 800 cases of this wine, but Banks and his crew culled out in excess of 200 or so cases, so... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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

No tasting note given. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Impeccably balanced, intense and complex, with a mix of savory currant, loamy earth and firmly structured tannins. Tightens up on the finish, where the tannins clamp down, yet the finish is long and persistent. Best from 2010 through 2020. Tasted twi... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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Wine Advocate Review The 2004, which is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot with a tiny 2% Cabernet Franc, has put on considerable weight now that it is in bottle. The wine, which was bottled only a month before my visit, performed fabulously well full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, and in that sense, very much a product of this rather flashy, seductive vintage. Dense purple-colored with a beautiful nose of graphite, blackberry, and creme de cassis that has that extraordinary purity and intensity that seems to be a hallmark of Screaming Eagle, the 2004 exhibits a sweet, savory, expansive, powerful palate, but with no hard edges, and everything seamlessly constructed, with just a hint of toasty oak in the finish. This beautifully elegant yet authoritatively flavored wine should drink well young yet age for up to 20 or more years.

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