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2012 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 98 IWC
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 58927-2012

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A seamless, graceful, ebullient effort that's pure, even exotic, withdusty blackberry and wild berry flavors at the center. While thefruit is broad and expressive, overall this is amazingly refined, suppleand persistent. Tempting now for the expansive fruit definition,this should only gain over the next decade. Drink now through2029. From California. - J.L.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2029
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Oct 15, 2015
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98

    Bright medium ruby. Very deep aromas of blueberry, flowers, licorice and wild herbs show a medicinal reserve. Thick but vibrant, with deep, fully ripe, layered flavors of blackberry and blueberry syrup and graphite minerality dominating the middle palate. Offers compelling sappiness and definition. Noble tannins spread out to saturate the entire palate on the inexorable, steadily building finish. Still an infant but utterly seamless from the outset.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 2012 Screaming Eagle is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Ripe, flamboyant and opulent to the core, the 2012 races across the palate with stunning depth and pure texture. The flavors are dark, bold and expressive. This is one of the darker, more powerful 2012s readers will come across. Because of the long, temperate growing season, winemaker Nic Gislason opted to wait until mid-October to harvest, very late by the estate's historical standards. Estate Manager Armand de Maigret told me the 2012 reminds him of the 2007. I don't quite see that parallel, but it will be interesting to taste both vintages from bottle in a few years to find out.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2037
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Dec 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The perfect 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Made in the classic, iconic Screaming Eagle style that the original proprietress, Jean Philipps, first showcased in the early 1990s, before the winery was sold to Stan Kroenke, the inky/purple-colored, seamless 2012 possesses an extraordinary set of aromatics consisting of pure blackcurrant liqueur, licorice, acacia flowers, graphite and a subtle hint of new oak. Full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous, this profound wine is as prodigious as I thought it would be last year when tasted from barrel. It should age effortlessly for 20 or more years.
    Drink Dates: 2014 - 2034
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 215
  • James Suckling | Rating: 100

    Incredible purity to this wine with fresh spearmint, lavendar, sage and blackcurrants. Full body, mind-blowing structure, depth and length. What compexity. A new benchmarket for Napa Valley. This is the new legend, like the 1958 Beaulieu Vineyard George de Latour Private Reserve (my vintage and a wine my father and I drank many times early in my life). Savory. Needs at least 10 years to come around. Try in 2025. A blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot, and 4% cabernet franc. 820 cases made. Such precision, decadence and layers of sexy fruit.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Sunday, November 1, 2015
  • Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100

    Another perfect wine is the 2012 Screaming Eagle which checks in as 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. While just as good as the 2013, it’s made in a very different style and has a lush, opulent, sexy profile as well as the hallmark crème de cassis, white flowers, graphite and spice. With a silky, full-bodied, seamless texture, incredible complexity, ultra-fine tannin, and blockbuster length, this quintessential Screaming Eagle will continue drinking beautifully for 20-25 years.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2043
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s
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  • Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards is a California wines estate producing limited amounts of varietal wine to the small quantities produced and high prices commanded, their wines are considered cult wines. The winery is located in Oakville, California north of the town of Napa in the Napa Valley.

    Jean Phillips, a former real estate agent bought the 23 hectare vineyard in 1986 which was planted to produce a mix of varieties, most of which Phillips sold to various Napa wineries. With all white varieties but for 4,000 square meters, approximately 80 vines of Cabernet Sauvignon. Philips sought the opinions of Robert Mondavi Winery employees on the commercial potential of her wine before hiring Richard Peterson as a consultant and subsequently met Peterson's daughter, Heidi Peterson Barrett, who became her winemaker. The 1992 vintage, through a combination of very low production numbers and highly positive reviews (wine critic Robert Parker awarded the wine 99 points), resulted in Screaming Eagle wine sold at unusually high prices.

    In 2006 the estate sold to Stanley Kroenke. In an ongoing replanting strategy, the vineyard manager David Abreu is employed to oversee the process. The vineyards tended by vineyard foreman Jorge Delgado while the current winemaker is Nick Gislason.

    The estate has gained unprecedented acclaim in such a short period of time and the wins can be found in charity auction and investment portfolios for unprecedented dollar amounts. The quality is undeniable and the production of an average 700 cases makes this incredibly rare and precious. To note, the 2005 vintage produced only 400 cases.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 452 bottles owned
    • 121 collectors