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2002 Screaming Eagle

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2002 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, California, USA

The 2002 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle is an exceptional embodiment of a vintage year in Napa Valley’s wine production. This remarkable Cabernet-dominant blend truly illustrates the radiance and beauty of this iconic terroir, tempered by an incredibly harmonious season.


A Sterling Expression of the Land

Produced solely from Screaming Eagle's incredible estate vineyards, this red blend represents some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc expressions grown within the gravelly and sandy loam of Oakville's geological gem. Invigorating notes of créme de cassis, blackberries and violets are gracefully interwoven through a core conveying pleasant savoury attributes.

The natural arc delivered by the exemplary 2002 climate conditions termed the vintage year as one of the quintessentials. Unlike its scorching predecessor, 2002 blessed the valley with moderate warmth and ideally dispersed rains which encouraged an even ripening period, successfully contributing to such an outstanding victory of viticultural prowess.


Fine Wines Worthy of Investment

Given its superior quality and rarity, the 2002 Screaming Eagle is undoubtedly a notable addendum to any serious wine investment portfolio. With the perfect combination of aging potential and drinkability on the horizon, this coveted fine wine from USA holds much promise for future appreciation.


The Echoes of Elegance

The balance between dark fruit opulence and poised elegance defines the complexity and sophistication of this noble masterpiece from a truly classic year. With intense flavours mellowed by time and silky tannins beautifully enveloping each sip, it leaves behind whispers of warmth and profundity, a long and lingering serenade to its ancestral vineyards.

In summary, the 2002 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle is more than just a wine. It’s a testament to what the terroir of Napa Valley, nurtured by the right climate and guided by skilled hands, can truly achieve. This splendid libation is at once an investment, an indulgence and a gateway to its phenomenal past.

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Beautiful floral notes intermixed with creme de cassis, licorice and charcoal jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2002. Opulent, broad, full-bodied and more mature than I expected given how this wine showed in its youth, this deep, rich Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional. However, in this vintage it has to take a back seat to a number of other cuvees. The final blend was 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tel. (707) 944-0749; Fax (707) 944-9271

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2012

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