1WSEA15PR3THEFLIGHT

$1,100.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

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.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Nick Gislason
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
66% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc
Score Wine Advocate:
97
Score Vinous:
98
SKU #:
1041648
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS99

James Suckling

This is the best Flight I have ever had with so much merlot character coming through with black olives, hazelnuts, brown sugar and blackberries, as well as violets. Full-bodied yet linear and very long. Extremely refined and fresh. Needs a few years to come completely together, but already so refined.

VN98

Vinous

The 2016 The Flight is gorgeous. Dark, brooding and closed in on itself, the 2016 is going to need a number of years to be at its very best, but it is incredibly beguiling today. Plum, black cherry, lavender, blood orange menthol, and a host of more mineral-driven notes punctuate this super-expressive wine. This is a decidedly tannic and powerful edition of The Flight. I can't wait to see how it ages. Bottled just six weeks before this tasting, the 2016 appears to have a very bright future. Time in the glass brings out some of the softer edges that will almost surely emerge with cellaring. The Flight is built on a core of older Merlot vines from the southeast corner of the estate. It is an absolutely riveting wine from Screaming Eagle.

WA97

Wine Advocate

Composed roughly of two-thirds Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep colored 2016 The Flight opens with bold, expressive notions of wild blueberries, warm plums and boysenberries with touches of black raspberries, spice cake, violets, dark chocolate and potpourri with a hint of menthol. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and jam-packed with energy, it has beautifully plush tannins texturing the multilayered blue and black fruits, delivering a very long, perfumed finish.

JD96

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 The Flight is another beauty, and it's slightly more elegant and balanced, as well as pure, than the 2015. A blend of 66% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc, this vibrant purple-colored effort offers a huge perfume of blue fruits, violets, and incense that develops with time in the glass. It's medium to full-bodied, seamless, and incredibly elegant, yet has depth, intensity, and length.