1995 Screaming Eagle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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1995 Screaming Eagle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

Deep red-ruby color. Complex, fresh aromas of cassis, game and smoky, toasty oak. Sweet and silky, with beautifully integrated acidity. Dense, thick and fairly backward, with inviting flavors of roasted plum and tobacco. Very long on the palate. May eventually equal the superb '94.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 78

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Wine Advocate | 98

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is as close to a perfect wine as I could hope to taste. This opaque purple-colored wine exhibits a sensational purity of black currant fruit, intermixed with a notion of raspberries, violets, and well-disguised sweet vanillin. Full-bodied, with remarkable intensity, exquisite symmetry, and a mid-palate and finish to die for, this is a compelling, astonishingly seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk now, or cellared for 20-25 years. I may have done this wine a disservice by not giving it the big 3-digit score. As I have tried so hard to articulate in past reviews, what makes these wines so stunning is the black currant/cassis fruit. Screaming Eagle may be the most extravagantly pure and rich expression of cassis one can find...short of drinking cassis liqueur. There is an unbelievable purity to these wines, as well as phenomenal concentration and richness, yet in no sense are they heavy, ponderous, or out of balance.

Drink Dates: 2002-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 126

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Wine Spectator | 93

Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, currants and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied, chewy and round, with lots of fruit and a long, jammy finish. Lots going on. Reminds me of the 1992 but a little less structured.

Drink Dates: 2006+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 99
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 03/04/2009
More Vintages and Sizes of Screaming Eagle - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2009 (750ml)

About This Producer


Screaming Eagle is a success story almost without equal and is the definitive "cult" classic of Napa. Founded in 1989 by Jean Philips, it "captures the essence of one great Cabernet site in Oakville." Growing mostly Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc on its little plot of land, Screaming Eagle produces an averages of 500 cases per year. The majority of that is sold only to members on the notoriously difficult to join mailing list.

Winemaker Heidi Barrett has helped propel this winery into legendary status, utilizing her expertise in showcasing the subtleties of individual vineyards for amazing results. As of 2006 the winemaker is Andy Erickson, who also makes wines for Arietta, Hartwell and Favia.

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