2003 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Magnum - 1500ml

2003 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Magnum - 1500ml

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2003 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Magnum - 95 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 2003
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95 RP - The 2003 has been in bottle for over a year and continues to be a beautiful wine dense ruby/purple in color with wonderful purity of creme de cassis. It is that black currant liqueur purity richness and depth that is one of the shining characteristics of this wine. Extraordinarily pure the wine is full-bodied opulent and concentrated but still young and primary. There is plenty of tannin underlying the wealth of fruit and if anything the wine seems to have firmed up since I had it last year. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+. The 2003 is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2003
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
Production
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