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Screaming Eagle 2007

Your Price: $4,100.00
Producer: Screaming Eagle
Optimum drinking: 2018-2030
Rating: 100 - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 3%
Winemaker: Andy Erickson, Michel Rolland
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Screaming Eagle was established by Jean Philips in 1992, making her very first vintage in a plastic rubbish bin from fruit sourced from a gentle, west-facing slope east of the Napa River, where intense heat is tempered by cool afternoon breezes. She took a sample of her her 'homemade' wine to Robert Mondavi, they bottled it and the rest, as they say is history. It is now owned by Stanley Kroenke.

"The most profound Screaming Eagle since the 2002 and 1997, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a prodigiously pure, complex nose of cassis, spring flowers, licorice and black currants, the latter component being so intense and lingering that it makes this cuvee stand apart from other Napa Valley wines. Full-bodied in the mouth, like a ballerina on her toes, this wine glides gracefully across the palate with a cascade of purity, equilibrium and compelling complexity. Extraordinary balance and elegance combined with power make for an utterly stunning wine that should drink well for two decades or more. Even though the estate is being reconstituted and a new winery built, this wine still came from the old sector of the vineyard (15.5 acres) that was used by the previous proprietor, Jean Phillips.

"Certainly 2007 and 2008 are the best back to back vintages at Screaming Eagle since 2002 and 2001. Like the 2007, the 2008 should drink well for at least 20-25 years based on the fact that the 1992, the debut release (which I just had), at age 18 is still an adolescent. Kudos to the winemaking team led by Andy Erickson who is backed up by the blue chip viticulturist David Abreu and the omnipresent Michel Rolland." eRobertParker.com

Golden West Condition Report - in pristine condition purchased upon release from the winery and stored in ideal conditions.