2001 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - OWC 3 x 750ml

2001 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - OWC 3 x 750ml

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2001 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 99 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 2001
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 99 RP - The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon 450 cases is an identical blend to the 1999 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc crafted from the superb vineyard holdings in Oakville. It boasts an opaque purple color along with gorgeously pure intense aromas of creme de cassis subtle smoke and the ever-present licorice. Opulent full-bodied and extraordinarily rich yet somehow remaining light on its feet this cuvee always stands out for its glorious purity and fragrance. The 2001 is approachable now but based on how the 1992 is evolving still a young wine that has not yet reached its adolescence this wine should develop over 15-20 years. As I indicated last year Screaming Eagle's meticulous proprietor Jean Phillips decided the 2000 was not up to her standards so no wine was produced for that vintage. Although this was a costly choice for Ms. Phillips after tasting some of the appallingly mediocre wines produced by famous Napa wineries it appears to be a wise one that only adds to her credibility. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2001
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
Production
450 cases

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