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1996 Screaming Eagle

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1996 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, Oakville, Napa Valley

The world of fine wines extends its reach to the sun-kissed slopes of California's Napa Valley. It is here that we encounter one of USA's most captivating vintages from the fabled 1996 growing season, the Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle.


Nature's bounty, captured in a bottle

In the storied landscape of Oakville, mother nature endowed the 1996 vintage with idyllic climatic conditions. The result: Screaming Eagle produced an exceptionally balanced Cabernet Sauvignon, that not only reflects the terroir but pays homage to it by transcending into an exquisite piece of liquid art.

This '96 release exudes a refined elegance, the captive poetry of its winemaking skill striking a chord with those who truly appreciate fine wines from USA. Swirling in the glass, this diva from Napa holds forth with dark fruit nuances entwined in layers of silky spice.


Remarkable vintage, promising investment

The year 1996 will forever be etched in the annals of Screaming Eagle's winemaking history. The climatic supremacy that year contributed to grapes reaching perfect ripeness. A robust vintage like the '96 Screaming Eagle undoubtedly stands tall among discerning palates as well as wine investors, for its potential for appreciation.

Every sip teases out layers of black currant and plum, beautifully accented by hints of tobacco and cedarwood. An underpinning of fine-grained tannins provides a structural depth to this powerhouse Cabernet Sauvignon—a stylistic hallmark of Screaming Eagle's finesse.

Like indulging in a finely bound classic novel, experiencing the 1996 Screaming Eagle is a thrilling, multi-layered journey for the senses — a compelling and potentially rewarding narrative for lovers of fine wines and astute investors alike.

A prestigious specimen of the 1996 vintage, the Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle truly embodies the spirit of Oakville's terroir. It offers not only a sensory indulgence but invites a wise and rewarding investment, rightfully deserving its place amongst the elite in any fine wine portfolio.

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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. Tel. (707) 944-0749; Fax (707) 944-9271

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 31 December 1999

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