Screaming Eagle

About Screaming Eagle

Screaming Eagle is an icon of the global fine wine scene. Every oenophile knows it, but so few have been fortunate enough to sample it that tales of its complexity, power and purity are mere hearsay to many. 

As recently as 1986, Jean Philips and Tony Bowden purchased a 48-acre vineyard in the heart of Oakville, planted with an inconsistent mix of varietal vines. For a number of years, Philips sold her fruit to neighbouring Napa wineries with both the winemaking facilities and knowledge which she herself lacked. Who else could have identified the potential of this terroir, the quality of the grapes and the exciting possibility of an estate bottling than the grandfather of Napa himself – Robert Mondavi...

Mondavi played matchmaker to perfection when he introduced Philips to winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett. The inaugural vintage of Screaming Eagle in 1992 – a name regarding which the great Mondavi had expressed severe scepticism – was released to critical acclaim in the form of 99 points from Robert M. Parker Jr. Catapulted into the collective consciousness of the most discerning fine wine lovers the world over, Philips took a well-deserved retirement in 2006 when she sold the now mythical estate, leaving it firmly atop the pyramid of truly great producers having surpassed many centuries-old châteaux and domaines in less than three decades.

Viniculture

Despite its relatively small size, Screaming Eagle’s brilliance lies partly in the staggering variety of soils and therefore terroir found within its borders. Rocks, gravel, loam and clay are all found in varying ratios across its vineyard, as well as microclimates differentiated by those plots subject to the cooling breezes of the San Pablo Bay and those East-facing vines subject to radiant Californian sunlight. 

Of all the fabulous wineries throughout the Napa Valley, Screaming Eagle is perhaps the single most deserving of the epithet “cult”. At barely 48 acres under vine, Screaming Eagle is the single smallest estate winery in Napa. Rarely opening its doors to visitors of any sought, its farming techniques have even been the subject of vinous espionage over the years! Finally, one need only mention its name to those with an interest in fine wine to understand how pervasive the desirability and prestige of this gorgeous wine is amongst its acolytes and admirers alike.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Screaming Eagle 2006 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £10,872.83
2006

Screaming Eagle 2006 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunning. A wine that is only now beginning to shed its tannin, the 2006 stands out for its vibrancy and energy. All of the classic Screaming Eagle notes are in the glass, but with a little more edge and cut than in most vintages. Sweet red berries, crushed rocks, flowers and spice box are alive in the glass. Over time, hints of sage, mint rosemary and pencil shavings add complexity. The 2006 is a decidedly cool-weather wine with less opulence than either the 2007 or 2009, but it is absolutely singing today. Another few years will only help the wine come together even more fully, but it is impossible to miss the 2006’s utterly breathtaking beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,872.83
Screaming Eagle 2007 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £13,200.83
2007

Screaming Eagle 2007 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £13,200.83
Screaming Eagle 2013 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £9,407.36
2013

Screaming Eagle 2013 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

The 2013 Screaming Eagle flagship wine is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. As one might expect, the purity of the cassis, which is always a hallmark of this estate and wine, is well-displayed in this beauty. Dense purple in color, it offers up some floral notes intermixed with damp earth, blackcurrant jam, blackberry and hints of licorice and incense. This reminds me somewhat of the 2010 Screaming Eagle. Full-bodied, rich, but perfectly balanced, it’s another terrific example of this iconic estate. It should drink well for 30 or more years.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 1x150cl 2 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,407.36
Screaming Eagle 2015 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £9,888.83
2015

Screaming Eagle 2015 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2015 Screaming Eagle leaps from the glass with notes of freshly crushed black currants, black cherries and blackberries with suggestions of cigar box, black raspberries, red currants, chocolates, pencil lead and cast-iron pan plus a touch of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied with a rock-solid backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, it features the most incredible black and red fruit layers and finishes with incredible vibrancy and depth.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,888.83
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £17,595.23
1996

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The newly-released 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lots of structure, an opaque purple color, and the hallmark blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured, fabulously-concentrated, and gorgeously-balanced, it has every component part - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract - flawlessly presented. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £17,595.23
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £7,547.36
2008

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (1x150cl)

Vinous (95)

The estate's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with considerable richness and pure depth. The spring frosts lowered yields noticeably resulting in a wine that is a bit darker and heavier than is the norm. The rest of the vintage was on the warmer side, which gave the wine much of its ripeness and body. Mocha, espresso, licorice and sweet spices all wrap around the palate. Next to the other wines in this tasting, the 2008 is a bit burly. The mind-bending finesse of the best vintages is missing.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 1x150cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £7,547.36
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £12,004.43
2010

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Utter perfection, the 2010 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (a 610-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc; 14.5% natural alcohol) boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a staggering bouquet of spring flowers, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and subtle toast in the background. Opulent and full-bodied with a multidimensional personality, gorgeous purity and a stunning, flawless texture, this spectacular wine is among the wines of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £12,004.43
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £10,994.03
2012

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Incredible purity to this wine with fresh spearmint, lavendar, sage and blackcurrants. Full body, mind-blowing structure, depth and length. What compexity. A new benchmarket for Napa Valley. This is the new legend, like the 1958 Beaulieu Vineyard George de Latour Private Reserve (my vintage and a wine my father and I drank many times early in my life). Savory. Needs at least 10 years to come around. Try in 2025. A blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot, and 4% cabernet franc. 820 cases made. Such precision, decadence and layers of sexy fruit.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,994.03
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £7,518.56
2017

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (1x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 1x150cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £7,518.56
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £10,593.23
2018

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Screaming Eagle soars out of the glass with vibrant notions of ripe blackberries, black cherries and fresh red and black currants plus wafts of licorice, candied violets, cedar chest and clove oil with a beguiling touch of sea spray. Medium-bodied with jaw-dropping elegance, the palate is finely textured and yet built like a brick house with a super taut backbone and exquisitely knit acidity. The intense black and red fruit flavors are accented by layers of mineral and floral notions, finishing with incredible length and depth. Undeniably stunning. “I loved it!” winemaker Nick Gislason told me when I asked him for his thoughts on the 2018 vintage. “Everything is just really perfumey with a lot of verve and a lot of freshness. It’s a wholesome vintage, if that makes sense? The canopies were big and healthy; there was a lot of life in the vineyard. After 2017, it felt like the bloom that comes afterward.” He went on to say, "We made a little 2017 red. Only four barrels of the Cab! Ten barrels of The Flight. Only from grapes that came in before the fires—mainly Merlot and a couple of blocks of Cabernet." Whereas Screaming Eagle is mainly sourced from Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the western side of the estate, there is one plot of old Merlot (1980s plantings) on the eastern side of the vineyard that continually makes the backbone of this Second Flight/The Flight. This is planted on very gravelly, well-drained soils. Gislason explained, “The Cabernet Sauvignon for The Flight is always about being fresh, light and perfumey, without the firmer tannins that Cabernet can sometimes give. There is a ‘fresh’ end of the property that this tends to come from. There is some other Merlot on the other side of the property that doesn’t have the acidity, perfume or brightness we’re looking for. We don’t use this in The Flight.”
Delivery to Storage from 10 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,593.23
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Screaming Eagle 2006 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £9,054.00
2006

Screaming Eagle 2006 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunning. A wine that is only now beginning to shed its tannin, the 2006 stands out for its vibrancy and energy. All of the classic Screaming Eagle notes are in the glass, but with a little more edge and cut than in most vintages. Sweet red berries, crushed rocks, flowers and spice box are alive in the glass. Over time, hints of sage, mint rosemary and pencil shavings add complexity. The 2006 is a decidedly cool-weather wine with less opulence than either the 2007 or 2009, but it is absolutely singing today. Another few years will only help the wine come together even more fully, but it is impossible to miss the 2006’s utterly breathtaking beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £9,054.00
Screaming Eagle 2007 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £10,994.00
2007

Screaming Eagle 2007 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £10,994.00
Screaming Eagle 2013 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £7,835.00
2013

Screaming Eagle 2013 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

The 2013 Screaming Eagle flagship wine is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. As one might expect, the purity of the cassis, which is always a hallmark of this estate and wine, is well-displayed in this beauty. Dense purple in color, it offers up some floral notes intermixed with damp earth, blackcurrant jam, blackberry and hints of licorice and incense. This reminds me somewhat of the 2010 Screaming Eagle. Full-bodied, rich, but perfectly balanced, it’s another terrific example of this iconic estate. It should drink well for 30 or more years.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 1x150cl 2 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,835.00
Screaming Eagle 2015 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £8,234.00
2015

Screaming Eagle 2015 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2015 Screaming Eagle leaps from the glass with notes of freshly crushed black currants, black cherries and blackberries with suggestions of cigar box, black raspberries, red currants, chocolates, pencil lead and cast-iron pan plus a touch of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied with a rock-solid backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, it features the most incredible black and red fruit layers and finishes with incredible vibrancy and depth.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,234.00
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £14,656.00
1996

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The newly-released 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lots of structure, an opaque purple color, and the hallmark blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured, fabulously-concentrated, and gorgeously-balanced, it has every component part - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract - flawlessly presented. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £14,656.00
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £6,285.00
2008

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (1x150cl)

Vinous (95)

The estate's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with considerable richness and pure depth. The spring frosts lowered yields noticeably resulting in a wine that is a bit darker and heavier than is the norm. The rest of the vintage was on the warmer side, which gave the wine much of its ripeness and body. Mocha, espresso, licorice and sweet spices all wrap around the palate. Next to the other wines in this tasting, the 2008 is a bit burly. The mind-bending finesse of the best vintages is missing.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 1x150cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,285.00
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £9,997.00
2010

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Utter perfection, the 2010 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (a 610-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc; 14.5% natural alcohol) boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a staggering bouquet of spring flowers, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and subtle toast in the background. Opulent and full-bodied with a multidimensional personality, gorgeous purity and a stunning, flawless texture, this spectacular wine is among the wines of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £9,997.00
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £9,155.00
2012

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Incredible purity to this wine with fresh spearmint, lavendar, sage and blackcurrants. Full body, mind-blowing structure, depth and length. What compexity. A new benchmarket for Napa Valley. This is the new legend, like the 1958 Beaulieu Vineyard George de Latour Private Reserve (my vintage and a wine my father and I drank many times early in my life). Savory. Needs at least 10 years to come around. Try in 2025. A blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot, and 4% cabernet franc. 820 cases made. Such precision, decadence and layers of sexy fruit.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £9,155.00
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £6,261.00
2017

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (1x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

California 1x150cl 2 - In Bond: £6,261.00
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £8,821.00
2018

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Screaming Eagle soars out of the glass with vibrant notions of ripe blackberries, black cherries and fresh red and black currants plus wafts of licorice, candied violets, cedar chest and clove oil with a beguiling touch of sea spray. Medium-bodied with jaw-dropping elegance, the palate is finely textured and yet built like a brick house with a super taut backbone and exquisitely knit acidity. The intense black and red fruit flavors are accented by layers of mineral and floral notions, finishing with incredible length and depth. Undeniably stunning. “I loved it!” winemaker Nick Gislason told me when I asked him for his thoughts on the 2018 vintage. “Everything is just really perfumey with a lot of verve and a lot of freshness. It’s a wholesome vintage, if that makes sense? The canopies were big and healthy; there was a lot of life in the vineyard. After 2017, it felt like the bloom that comes afterward.” He went on to say, "We made a little 2017 red. Only four barrels of the Cab! Ten barrels of The Flight. Only from grapes that came in before the fires—mainly Merlot and a couple of blocks of Cabernet." Whereas Screaming Eagle is mainly sourced from Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the western side of the estate, there is one plot of old Merlot (1980s plantings) on the eastern side of the vineyard that continually makes the backbone of this Second Flight/The Flight. This is planted on very gravelly, well-drained soils. Gislason explained, “The Cabernet Sauvignon for The Flight is always about being fresh, light and perfumey, without the firmer tannins that Cabernet can sometimes give. There is a ‘fresh’ end of the property that this tends to come from. There is some other Merlot on the other side of the property that doesn’t have the acidity, perfume or brightness we’re looking for. We don’t use this in The Flight.”
Delivery to Storage from 10 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,821.00

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