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  • Country ranking ?

    264
  • Producer ranking ?

    19
  • Decanting time

    5h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Braised Beef Ravioli with Raisin and Onion

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 As impossible as it might seem, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon takes things to another level. An exquisite, celestial bouquet melds into endless layers of fruit as this rich, voluptuous wine blossoms on the palate. Full-bodied and seductive, the 2007 conquers all of the senses with its head spinning, beautiful personality. As always, Screaming Eagle is a bit more restrained next to Napa Valley's other heavy hitters, yet the pedigree of this opulent vintage comes through in spades. A kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors flows through to the creamy, textured finish. I have tasted the 2007 several times recently and it has always been magnificent. The 2007 appears to be shutting down just a touch, but that is probably a good thing for the future. (AG)   (12/ 2012)

100 points Antonio Galloni

  What a treat it is to taste the 2007 Screaming Eagle. As exquisite as it has always been, the 2007 captivates all the senses with its exotic bouquet, resonant fruit and silky, generous finish. There is plenty of vintage 2007 showiness, yet the wine needs time in the glass to fully open up and reveal the full breadth of its stunning beauty. At once light on its feet yet rich and expressive, the 2007 Screaming Eagle shows why this Oakville sight is so revered. Pomegranate, sweet red cherries, roses and lavender are some of the many notes that are woven into the utterly exquisite finish. Readers who have an opportunity to taste the 2007 should not hesitate, as it is simply mind-blowing.   (11/ 2014)

98 points Wine Spectator

  A supple, sophisticated, elegant and stylish wine that wows you with purity, finesse and understated nuances. Full-bodied, with a core of red and black cherry, currant, mineral and sage, ending with a long, layered, persistent, graceful finish, all in a style that distinguishes itself from most Napa Cabernets.   (10/ 2010)

96 points James Suckling

  Wow, love or loath the style, this is full throttle on the nose and palate with pure fruit and raspberry jam. Black currants and blueberries. Full and flamboyant but then holds back with gorgeous berries and milk chocolate. Wonderful length. Fascinating.   (2/ 2011)

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The Story

“First and foremost, I will be perpetuating the fresh, delicate style of wine that has been the Screaming Eagle hallmark since 1992. Across two winemakers before me (Heidi and Andy), that style has stayed remarkably consistent, which is part of the uniqueness of this ranch. The character of the vineyard really asserts itself. What will be new is the discovery of the young vine plots, and the ways that we can farm them individually to get the best site expression possible. It is a winemaker’s dream to be able to truly understand and manage a vineyard acre by acre and spend an enormous amount of time out there with the vines,” Nick Gislason, Winemaker. 

 

One would not say that Screaming Eagle offers value versus price, but like Romanee-Conti it exists in another league. There is so little produced, with most of the production remaining in the US to be consumed domestically, that the global market clammers for whatever it can secure. Screaming Eagle is spectacular wine, a massive, fruit forward beast, with incredible dark fruits and power: it is a wonderful, special and breath-taking wine to drink.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Purple and Bright

ending

Endless, Spicy and Extensive

flavors

Blackberry, Mint, Coffee, Mineral, Creamy and Floral

nose

Intense, Pure, Ripe and Seductive

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Good texture, Youthful, Full-bodied, Focused, Ripe, Elegant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Intelligent and Transparent

Written Notes

Medium-intense, ruby colour. A reserved nose shows ripe black currant aromas with touch of mint and spices, even some floral notes. Medium-bodied and vivid palate formed by lively acidity, velvety tannins and intense fruitiness. Long finish with licorice notes. Elegant structure and complex wine that is still closed. Further ageing is definitely recommended
  • 92p

A gracious, generous Screaming Eagle that can be approached now despite its youth. Often Screaming Eagle needs a decade in bottle before it fully expresses itself but this vintage is generous, reflecting its warm weather conditions. There are an array of spices on the nose with thyme, rosemary and sage followed by mocha and plum on the palate with supple tannins. As with all Screaming Eagle wines, there is a freshness here despite the generous, ripe flavors. Persistent finish. This vintage should keep easily for a few decades.

  • 97p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is purple, and looking bright and deep. On the nose it is open. The taste is with silky tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackberry, coffee, creamy and tropical fruits flavours. This wine is intelligent.
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Information

Origin

Oakville, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Excellent

Fake factory

None

Glass time

2h

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 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Screaming Eagle 2007  ( Screaming Eagle )

A gracious, generous Screaming Eagle that can be approached now despite its youth. Often Screaming Eagle needs a decade in bottle before it fully expresses itself but this vintage is generous, reflecting its warm weather conditions. There are an array of spices on the nose with thyme, rosemary and sage followed by mocha and plum on the palate with supple tannins. As with all Screaming Eagle wines, there is a freshness here despite the generous, ripe flavors. Persistent finish. This vintage should keep easily for a few decades.

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Screaming Eagle 2007  ( Screaming Eagle )

"Medium-intense, ruby colour. A reserved nose shows ripe black currant aromas with touch of mint and spices, even some floral notes. Medium-bodied and vivid palate formed by lively acidity, velvety tannins and intense fruitiness. Long finish with licorice notes. Elegant structure and complex wine that is still closed. Further ageing is definitely recommended"

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