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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 115849)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $1,999.00

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
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
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Screaming Eagle remains one of the most compelling estates in Napa Valley. The winery is now under full control of Stan Kroenke. Consultant Andy Erickson is no longer involved in the property but his protege Nic Gislason appears to have the passion and talent to take things to the next level, as impossible a task as that may seem given the profound quality of the wines here. In addition to the wines formally reviewed, I also tasted several components of the 2010s that were absolutely gorgeous and a bottle of the 2007 which was flat-out great. OK, that is an understatement. It was utterly profound. But those weren't the most interesting wines I tasted. Those honors go to the several tanks of 2011 Merlot I sampled during the harvest. Why? Because Screaming Eagle is one of those very rare properties where the bottled wine captures the fullest essence of the fruit just as it tastes at harvest, and that is very, very rare.
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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.