Screaming Eagle

Notoriously difficult to secure due to an incredibly small production and an extensive direct-to-consumer waiting list, Screaming Eagle wines are some of the most highly coveted California Cabernet blends. The grapes from Screaming Eagle’s small, 57-acre Oakville plot were originally sold to other Napa Valley wineries until 1992, when, after sharing a homemade batch with the nearby Robert Mondavi Winery winemaking staff, Jean Phillips—Screaming Eagle’s original owner—realized the potential in her property’s then-80 vines. The unusual name of the label symbolized determination to Phillips in her pursuit to make the greatest wine possible. The winery has not yet fallen short of this pursuit, as its wines consistently reach near perfect, if not perfect, status according to reviewers like Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Wine Advocate, who rated the 2016 and 2015 vintages 100 points for their ability to leap out of the glass with layered notes of black fruit, floral, and minerals, vibrancy, and depth. Secure your bottles today.