Screaming Eagle is the very definition of a rare, cult wine. Produced in incredibly small batches, from grapes grown on only 60 acres of stony, valley-floor soil in Oakville, California, it is easily the most sought-after of all Californian wines. The vineyards enjoy a sterling reputation as one of the finest in the United States…if not the whole world. And the wines they produce are certainly among the rarest; even signing up for the waiting list on their website promises nothing more than the opportunity to learn news about their vintages—no future purchase is guaranteed.
This is your opportunity to let your palate soar! The winning bidder will take home a magnum of the stellar 2013 vintage. Receiving 100 points from James Suckling, the 2013 features, “breathtaking aromas of blueberry, wet earth, black truffle, vine bark and lavender undertones. [It is f]ull-bodied, yet tight and compressed with fabulous savory and dark fruit flavors. It lasts for minutes on the finish. The classicism in this wine is second to none. Incredible subtlety. Lovely austerity. Beauty in simplicity. Glorious to taste, yet a wine for decades ahead.” And Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave it 97 points, describing it as, “perfectly balanced…another terrific example of this iconic estate. It should drink well for 30 or more years.”
Varietal Content: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc
Don and Lauren Morel