2005 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - OWC - 2 x 750ml

2005 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - OWC - 2 x 750ml

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2005 Screaming Eagle Cabernet - 98 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 2005
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 2 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 2
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Screaming Eagle
Color Red
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Robert Parker

Rating

98 RP - The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon only 400 cases produced is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with dense purple color and the classic sweet creme de cassis notes interwoven with subtle notes of graphite pain grille and a hint of smoldering embers the wine has fabulous fruit is full-bodied but at the same time exquisitely elegant and light on its feet. The tannins are ripe beautifully integrated and the acidity vibrant but unobtrusive. This is a beauty that seems to go from strength to strength and should drink handsomely for at least 20-25 years. RP

Winery released OWC has only two bottles. The only vintage which two bottles were allocated.

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