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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
(search item no. 121621)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $4,999.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With the help of Heidi Barrett and Gustav Dalla Valle, this operation's debut vintage is the extraordinary 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the greatest young Cabernets I have ever tasted. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered, and aged in 60% new oak. It is only sold via a mailing list, so readers who want to taste one of the most exciting young wines being produced should get on the list. The 175 cases of the 1992 are followed by only 130 cases of the 1993, and a tiny quantity of 1994, as the last two vintages were even smaller in crop size.
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About Screaming Eagle:

Screaming Eagle is one of Napa Valley's smallest wineries. The little stone winery is perched on a rocky hillside in the Oakville Appellation overlooking the vineyard planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 65% new French oak barrels for almost two years. Annual production is approximately 500 cases with most wine sold directly to consumers via a mailing list. The winery's first release was approximately 200 cases of the 1992 vintage.