1999 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - OWC 3 x 750ml

1999 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - OWC 3 x 750ml

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1999 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 1999
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
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Robert Parker

Rating 97 RP - The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc) is an exquisite effort that may fall just short of the other-wordly 1997 and 1992. An opaque blue/purple color is followed by a jammy blackberry and creme de cassis-scented bouquet of extraordinary precision and purity. It possesses awesome intensity but manages to not taste overblown overweight or overdone. Thick and unctuously-textured but impeccably balanced it displays terrific equilibrium as well as depth. With its hallmark silky texture and fabulously concentrated flawlessly presented style it is a potential legend from this micro-sized enterprise. RP

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