1994 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 750ml

1994 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 750ml

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1994 Screaming Eagle - 94 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 1994
Rating 94 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 94 RP - Only 175 cases produced! The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon is performing even better this year than it was last. I still believe the 1995 has a slight edge but that may be more noticeable 8-10 years from now than at present. The opaque purple-colored 1994's forward gorgeously-scented nose offers up a smorgasbord of black fruits along with a subtle dosage of toasty oak and minerals. Full-bodied with a seamless lush texture this is a profoundly generous wine with everything going for it. The finish lasts for 35 seconds. As gorgeous as it is this wine can be drunk young or cellared for 20-25 years. What makes Screaming Eagle such an extraordinary wine is its remarkably sweet lavishly rich opulently-textured super-extracted black currant and black cherry fruitiness. Moreover they are admirably pure layered velvety and accessible. As delicious as these wines are young they should age for 20 or more years because of their extraordinary equilibrium. 175 cases made. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1994
Rating RP97/WS87
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Mondavi Robert
Color Red
Production
175 cases

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