There are few wines in the world that have the deserved reputation of Screaming Eagle. Since its inaugural vintage in 1992 it has come to exemplify the very peak of cult California Cabernet. With 100 point scores in 7 different vintages this small production winery (<850 cases per year) displays balance, purity, and texture that needs to be tasted to be believed. This wine is not about power; rather it is about elegance and focused refinement.
Screaming Eagle... the name alone conjures thoughts of endless horizons. There are only a few wines on the planet that have the reputation and the clout of this mythical Napa Valley vineyard just south of Oakville Cross, and we’re happy to say that we’ve wrangled up a few handfuls of this icon specifically for you. As Bounty Hunters, we are always committed to helping you find the best of the best... the rarest of the rare. We don’t have a lot of this to go around, so please contact us as soon as you can so that we may help you secure some of these gems. No mailing list is required, but do act quickly, as these are by nature extremely limited.
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2007 Screaming Eagle opens with a dazzlingly beautiful fragrance of red roses, violets and lavender over a core of red currant jelly, kirsch, cassis and black raspberry layers plus blueberry preserves and stewed tea accents and a waft of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the tannins are firm yet wonderfully plush with a great intensity of perfumed red and blue fruits that are at once intense and ethereal, finishing on a lingering mineral note. This 2007 truly shows the personality of Screaming Eagle at its best. It is approachable now, still possessing plenty of primary fruit with those tertiary layers beginning to unfurl and therefore it cannot fail to impress even at this youthful stage.
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.