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2007 Screaming Eagle

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The 2007 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, Napa Valley, USA

In the annals of fine wines from USA, the Californian legend - the 2007 Screaming Eagle stands at an elevated stature. The masterful crafting of this wine by Screaming Eagle in the picturesque Napa Valley, bears testament to their trailblazing efforts that revolutionized American winemaking.


An Audacious Composition Coupled with Remarkable Vintage

A beckoning blend of notably Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc making up the rest, it truly encapsulates the perfect synthesis of power and elegance that's characteristic of the 2007 vintage. This vintage benefited from a long growing season marked by a dry summer and ideal harvest conditions. Essentially, nature sculpted an eclectic artist's palette for Screaming Eagle to craft this exceptional wine from.

Upon first pour, the 2007 Screaming Eagle exhibits alluring scents reminiscent of blackcurrant complexity further nuanced by touches of blue fruit. A secondary scent bouquet blends subtle notes of graphite with pleasingly fresh floral dynamics.


A Testament to Investment-worthy Viticulture

On the palate, one delights in a suave ride over undulating expanses of bountiful fruitiness. Beneath this surface-level explosion of flavor is a skeleton of fine-grained tannins lending depth and persistence to its formidable structure. By no means heavy, it illuminates a finesse in balance, with acidity riding tandem with alcohol content and fruit concentration.

To slight pleasant surprise, it maintains a vibrant youthfulness despite the passage of time, marking it as one that continues to possess longevity; a desirable trait akin to a treasure trove for discerning wine investors. The 2007 Screaming Eagle unmistakably underscores its own entrancing identity within the grand library of Screaming Eagle vintages.

In summary, as an ambassador for exceptional fine wines from the USA, the 2007 Screaming Eagle shines. This is a wine that does not merely rise above its counterparts. It soars, with an ease and elegance that paints an alluring portrait of investment potential and sensory delight.

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Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2007 Screaming Eagle opens with a dazzlingly beautiful fragrance of red roses, violets and lavender over a core of red currant jelly, kirsch, cassis and black raspberry layers plus blueberry preserves and stewed tea accents and a waft of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the tannins are firm yet wonderfully plush with a great intensity of perfumed red and blue fruits that are at once intense and ethereal, finishing on a lingering mineral note. This 2007 truly shows the personality of Screaming Eagle at its best. It is approachable now, still possessing plenty of primary fruit with those tertiary layers beginning to unfurl and therefore it cannot fail to impress even at this youthful stage. However, give it another 5-7 years to really get the full dividends of careful cellaring.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 August 2018

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