Founded in 1986 by Jean Phillips, a one-time real estate agent, Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards was one of the original cult wineries. Located in Oakville, the 57-acre winery was by 1992 winning rave reviews from such critics as Robert M. Parker Jr. Heidi Peterson Barrett was the winemaker in those years and the wine became so sought-after that it was one of the first to be available only through mailing lists. Screaming Eagle makes primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, though it occasionally produces very limited amounts of Sauvignon Blanc. In 2006 Phillips sold the winery to several California businessmen, who continue to produce in extremely limited quantities of about 400 to 600 cases a year. In 2012 the winery released Second Flight, a new Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend. The winery released the limited production Second Flight in verticals consisting of 2006 – 2009 vintages.
Under the ownership of Stan Kroenke, this vineyard has been replanted (shortly after purchase) and a new cellar has been constructed. The production of Screaming Eagle has remained between 700-1,000 cases, and a second wine, the Second Flight, includes 520-800 cases. This vineyard, situated on the valley floor at the Oakville Crossroads across the road from the Rudd Estate, encompasses 60 acres, but only a small percentage is used for these two cuvees.
WINES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
2016 Screaming Eagle 750ml $4,499.00/bt
100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – The 2016 Screaming Eagle is, as usual, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bright, exuberant blackberries, kirsch and warm blackcurrants scents plus touches of lavender, roses, tilled black loam, wild sage and dark chocolate with wafts of yeast extract, underbrush and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, firm and fine grained, with amazing freshness, it is layered with crunchy black and red fruits, sparked by floral and mineral notions and finishing with epic length and depth (LPB 5/2019)
2018 Screaming Eagle 750ml $4,299.00/bt
100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Screaming Eagle soars out of the glass with vibrant notions of ripe blackberries, black cherries and fresh red and black currants plus wafts of licorice, candied violets, cedar chest and clove oil with a beguiling touch of sea spray. Medium-bodied with jaw-dropping elegance, the palate is finely textured and yet built like a brick house with a super taut backbone and exquisitely knit acidity. The intense black and red fruit flavors are accented by layers of mineral and floral notions, finishing with incredible length and depth. Undeniably stunning.. (LPB 11/2020)
2019 Screaming Eagle 750ml $3,999.00/bt
98 points Jeb Dunnuck – The Grand Vin 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is reminiscent of the 2016, and possibly the 2014, with its beautiful balance, purity, and straight-up class. Offering remarkable purity in its crème de cassis, wildflower, spice, lead pencil, and tobacco-like aromas and flavors, it’s medium to full-bodied, has flawless balance, and building, silky tannins. It’s a thrillingly complete, classic Screaming Eagle that won’t hit maturity for another 7-8 years and I suspect will have 40 to 50 years of overall longevity. (JD 3/2022)
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