Screaming Eagle, 2004

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.

Screaming Eagle, 2004

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.

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£2,750.00
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£2,750.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 13%, Cabernet Franc 2% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Andy Erickson, Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102774
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Screaming Eagle 2004 - one bottle available of this rare California cult wine of which just around 500 cases are produced annually.

Screaming Eagle is one of the Napa's Valley most iconic wines, an absolute legend borne from a fabulous terroir and one of the world's finest winemaking teams.The estate was established by Jean Philips in 1992, making her very first vintage in a plastic rubbish bin from fruit sourced from a gentle, west-facing slope east of the Napa River, where intense heat is tempered by cool afternoon breezes. She took a sample of her her 'homemade' wine to Robert Mondavi, they bottled it and the rest, as they say... 

Reviews

"...comes from a great vineyard on the valley floor in Oakville, just south of Rudd Estate and Plumpjack. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by a beautiful, Pauillac-like (think Pontet Canet or Mouton), ethereal perfume of creme de cassis, or as Michael Broadbent used to say, “celestial black currants,” full body, a velvety texture, fine tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a terrific finish. While there were no real surprises tasting this wine, I was somewhat intrigued by just how youthful the 2004 Screaming Eagle is showing. The finish lasts for a full minute. As it has been in just about every vintage, the 2004 is a profound wine." Robert Parker

"Deeper, sweeter aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, mocha, smoke and minerals. Rich and suave in the mouth; fuller and considerably smoother than the 2003. This boasts lovely sweetness and superb refinement, as well as more stuffing to support its nutty oak than the leaner 2003 possesses." Stephen Tanzer

"Screaming Eagle has an amazing winemaking team in place, including day to day winemaker Andy Erickson, who is backed up by the globe-trotting Bordelais consultant, Michel Rolland." Robert Parker