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1999 Screaming Eagle

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1999 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, Napa Valley, California

The 1999 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle is a shining example of the excellent fine wines from USA that the late ‘90s cultivated in the sun-kissed vineyards of Napa Valley. Conjuring autumnal scenes within its full-bodied depth, notes of dried mangoes intermingled with a subtle hint of clove spice.


Weathered Excellence – A Favorable Climate for Investors

A delightful expression of mid-to-late Millenial wines, the 1999 vintage was a year where Mother Nature tested the mettle and resilience of winemakers. The deluge of cooler conditions and unpredictable rainfall patterns marked this year harshly. Yet, the steadfast fortitude and skill of Screaming Eagle's selective harvest yielded a precious crop that married impeccably with stringent oak aging.

The product is an opus of winemaking prowess, a sensory masterpiece that navigates the finesse between power and poise effortlessly. Savvy investors treasure this year for its unique stamp upon viticultural lore; a beacon showcasing California’s capacity to transform adversity into liquid gold.


Unique Vintage Attributes – Sailing Above the Storm

The 1999 Screaming Eagle sails high above any storm clouds to deliver an exquisite, layered spectrum of flavors. The sweet tobacco underscores warm blackcurrant notes which underscore an unexpected evocative waft of lavender, a bouquet as engaging as it's original.

Endowed with an enduring finish that lingers elegantly on the palate, this wine is an eloquent testament to the estate's prestigious mastery and mirrors its soaring namesake.


A Grand Finale – Top Tome for Wine Enthusiasts

On the world stage of fine wines, the 1999 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle is a genuine standout feature. It sets an enviable standard for ambitious vineyards worldwide, renowned for its resplendent display of powerful Napa Valley cabernet expression.

Akin to a profound sonnet of nature's tempestuous moods caressed into sublime harmony by skilled hands, it's a touchstone for wine investors who cherish authenticity and character.

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The bottled 1999 (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) is as profound as I predicted a year and a half ago. It boasts an opaque purple color along with a gorgeously pure nose of creme de cassis, charcoal, and floral characteristics. The wine is opulent, dense, and rich, with exceptional purity, a viscous texture, and impressive underlying tannin that frames its large but elegant personality. Not surprisingly, this is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020. Tel. (707) 944-0749; Fax (707) 944-9271

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2002

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