1993 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 750ml

1993 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 750ml

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1993 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 97 Pts!

Screaming Eagle is California's original and most sought after cult wine in the world. Produced in tiny quantities from a small vineyard in Napa's Oakville appellation, the Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine regularly sells for upwards of $3000 plus a bottle and is America's most expensive regularly produced wine.

Jean Phillips established the vineyards in 1986, and set about selling fruit to local producers in Napa. After a few years, the decision was made to set up a winery, and the first vintage of Screaming Eagle was released in 1992. Robert Parker rated this first vintage at 99 points, and cult status was sealed – since then, the 1997 and 2007 vintages have achieved the coveted 100-point rating from the famous wine critic. Sales are done from the winery through a mailing list, which has been full since 2000 – and there is a waiting list several thousand names long.

Screaming Eagle's vineyard lies within the Oakville AVA in the southern part of Napa Valley. It is planted mainly to Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a small plot of Sauvignon Blanc. Screaming Eagle's second wine, Second Flight, is made from the vineyard's younger vines, and a white wine, the Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc, was introduced in 2012. Although sold initially for $250 a bottle in 2012, this wine quickly reached astronomical prices on the secondary market as well, up to 10 times the release price.

In 2006, Screaming Eagle was famously sold to Stanley Kroenke and Charles Banks for an undisclosed sum, rumored to be upwards of $30 million. Nowadays Kroenke owns Screaming Eagle outright.


Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1993
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 97 RP - The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable wine not dissimilar from the 1992. The 1993 reveals an opaque purple color as well as a rich jammy pure nose of blackcurrant/cassis fruit intertwined with scents of minerals and high quality spicy oak. The wine offers a cascade of lavishly rich opulently textured super-extracted fruit that is beautifully buttressed by oak and sweet tannin. Remarkably long pure and rich this is a compelling Cabernet Sauvignon with no hard edges. Perfectly balanced marvelously concentrated and exciting look for this wine to drink well young but keep for 25 years. As exciting as these wines are as a critic my emotions are mixed because of the extremely limited quantities available. My advice - get on the winery's mailing list as quantities will be more abundant starting in 1996. This microscopic winery located near the Oakville Crossroads just below Dalla Valle created quite a stir among the handful of Cabernet lovers who were able to latch onto a bottle when proprietor Jean Phillips released her debut wine - the 1992. The wine is sold exclusively via a mailing list. On the few occasions I have been fortunate enough to taste it the 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon has been inching toward a three-digit score. It is unquestionably one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted. From a quantitative perspective the news on future availability is depressing. Because of phylloxera there are only 135 cases of the 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon a worthy candidate for wine of the vintage 175 cases of the 1994 and a whopping 225 cases of the 1995. However with new plantings coming into production the outlook will improve 500 cases of the 1996 will be made. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc this wine is made by winemaker/consultant Heidi Barrett. RP

Wine Spectator

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1993
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
Production
135 cases

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