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    590
  • Producer ranking ?

    27
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

A 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc from a small lot in the northwestern section of the vineyard, planted in 2006. The grapes are harvested at full phenolic ripeness, but still with a high acidity (and there's no acidification taken place at Screaming Eagle since 2005). The juice is fermented in two small new French oak barrels, to a alcohol level of just above 14 percent.

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This is a lively, fresh wine that stands apart from many other Napa Sauvignon Blancs because of its purity and detailed, lifted flavors. Lovely passion fruit and fresh herbs on the palate with nervy acidity offering great freshness. This wine was made since 2010, but in tiny volumes - just 25-30 cases per year just for fun. Only 10-15% new oak is used and aged typically for 9 months in older barriques. Wonderful length and good intensity for a mere 'house white wine' that is not sold in the market.

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Oakville, Napa Valley

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 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Sauvignon Blanc 2012  ( Screaming Eagle )

This is a lively, fresh wine that stands apart from many other Napa Sauvignon Blancs because of its purity and detailed, lifted flavors. Lovely passion fruit and fresh herbs on the palate with nervy acidity offering great freshness. This wine was made since 2010, but in tiny volumes - just 25-30 cases per year just for fun. Only 10-15% new oak is used and aged typically for 9 months in older barriques. Wonderful length and good intensity for a mere 'house white wine' that is not sold in the market.

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