2013 Screaming Eagle 'Second Flight'Proprietary Red Napa Valley Oakville
Comprised of 65% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, Second Flight" is not Screaming Eagle's "second wine" per se, but simply a different varietal profile produced from the same prime cut of Oakville terroir. Considering that 2013 Screaming Eagle Cabernet now trades for $2,300 and up, "Second Flight" is a fine relative value.
“Intense blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of fresh mushrooms. Black truffles, too. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with polished and velvety tannins. Long and muscular finish. Energetic.” – James Suckling.
“The 2014 Second Flight bristles with all the energy and tension that is such a signature of the vintage. Dark flavors abound, with plenty of black cherry, mocha, espresso and graphite overtones layered throughout. The 2014 is an especially muscular, brooding Second Flight.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous