Screaming Eagle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – 2007

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Wine Information

Region

USA > California > North Coast > Napa County

Producer

Screaming Eagle Winery

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Advice

ready

Vineyard

Producer

Screaming Eagle Winery

Appellation

Napa Valley

Designation

AVA

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 31/08/2018
Drink: 2018-2047


"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. However, give it another 5-7 years to really get the full dividends of careful cellaring."


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2017
Drink: 2017-2034
Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/12/2012
Drink: 2015-2027


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. It was always beenY.perfect. My only issue with the 2007 is that it appears to be shutting down just a touch. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.



Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/12/2010
Drink: 2010-2030


The most profound Screaming Eagle since the 2002 and 1997, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (an 800-case blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc) offers up a prodigiously pure, complex nose of cassis, spring flowers, licorice and black currants, the latter component being so intense and lingering that it makes this cuvee stand apart from other Napa Valley...

...wines. Full-bodied in the mouth, like a ballerina on her toes, this wine glides gracefully across the palate with a cascade of purity, equilibrium and compelling complexity. Extraordinary balance and elegance combined with power make for an utterly stunning wine that should drink well for two decades or more. Even though the estate is being reconstituted and a new winery built, this wine still came from the old sector of the vineyard (15.5 acres) that was used by the previous proprietor, Jean Phillips.


Profile

Screaming Eagle Winery
Estate Information
Area under vines: 19,5 hectares
Soils: Stony soils
Number cases per year: 600-700 cases per year
aged: In 65% new French oak barrels for almost two years

Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
Wine from this château:
  • Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon:
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc
    Learn more about Screaming Eagle Winery here

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    Oakville, California, USA
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