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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1998

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1998 - Rockwood & Perry (en-US)

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1998

Rating: 94 rp

Size: 750ML | Item No. 00314

Bottle Price: $3,500.00 -- IN STOCK

"The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was bottled in late June, has turned out even better than I thought last year. It boasts a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to an expressive bouquet of cassis, minerals, and smoke. This multi-textured, round wine exhibits sweet, well-integrated tannin, a great mid-palate and finish, as well as spectacular purity and palate presence. Consume it now and over the next 15-20 years.

There are 500 cases of this wine. As most readers know, this wine has become the ultimate collector's Cabernet Sauvignon, routinely fetching $800 to as much as $2000 a bottle at wine auctions. Of course, this makes no sense to me or Screaming Eagle's owner, the amiable Jean Phillips, who sells the wine for $125 a bottle. Unquestionably an exquisite wine, it offers remarkably rich creme de cassis aromas and flavors in an unmanipulated, compelling fashion. The winemaking is assisted by well-known consultant Heidi Barrett. From the red, iron-rich soils of the Oakville District, the wine is aged in 65% new French oak for 18-20 months." Robert Parker 94, December 2000

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