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2003 Screaming Eagle

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2003 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, USA

The 2003 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle certainly sustains the eminent reputation of this ambitious Californian wine. One can't think of more significant California Cabs without the 2003 Screaming Eagle coming to mind. It erupts with an unparalleled complexity and layers of nuanced flavour unique to the 2003 vintage.


Consolidated Quality and Investment Promise

Undeniably, this fine wine from USA is recognised as a paragon amongst Cabernet Sauvignon producers. The vinification process behind each bottle of 2003 Screaming Eagle is meticulous: painstaking selection, small fermentation lots and prolonged ageing—all contribute to the impeccably superb quality it consistently shows.

A seductive nose of black currants intertwined with a charming blend of cedarwood, vanilla, chocolate, and espresso gracefully sets the stage, demonstrating the sheer pedigree of this wine. Its powerfully concentrated, full-bodied palate exhibits a tremendous depth of opulence that is synonymous with the producer's iconic style.


The Remarkable Terroir Experience

Located in Oakville within Napa Valley, the revered wines of Screaming Eagle manifest an aesthetic expression of their terroir lovingly nurtured through skilled agriculture. The 2003 vintage benefited from a season of warm days balanced with cooler nights - ideal conditions that led to the grapes' exceptional development.

The evident mingling of minerality, dark forest fruit expressions and rich tannin structure hint at the unique climatic situation realised in 2003, all wrapped in an alluring elegance that lingers delightfully on your palate.

In essence, the 2003 Screaming Eagle stands as one of the top-tier fine wines from USA for investment purpose, indicating a substantial future return. This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon not only personifies the quintessential elements of Napa Valley but also the extraordinary sophistication of the 2003 vintage.

The longevity and — dare we say — timelessness it offers fortify this wine as an investment opportunity for the discerning connoisseur looking not only to enjoy a superb-tasting experience but also to enrich their collections with a spectacular American gem.

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This 2003 was showing spectacularly well, and based on my recollection, I think I may have liked it even more than the 2002, which is the reverse of how I felt a decade ago. One of the biggest (14.6% alcohol) wines made by Screaming Eagle during this period, it boasts an opaque ruby/purple color as well as classic, pure, creme de cassis, cedarwood and hints of Asian soy sauce and forest floor notes. The multidimensional aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, silky-textured, opulent, rich, atypically big wine that is impeccably well-balanced. It is just starting to come into its own. Four to five more years in the cellar will prove magical, and this 2003 is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. It should last another 20+ years. Tel. (707) 944-0749; Fax (707) 944-9271

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 27 June 2013

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