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2014 Screaming Eagle

By Screaming Eagle

2014 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, Napa Valley, USA

There are fine wines that command attention, and then there's the 2014 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle, boldly announcing its presence in the pantheon of wine investment. Reticent yet generous, this vintage aligns celestial craftsmanship with nature's benevolence. A product of the tranquil wine country of Napa Valley, its provenance increased the anticipation behind its release.

 

Harmony amidst adversity, a compelling story

That particular year bore witness to a devastating earthquake and a serious drought. In the face of these challenges, the vintners at Screaming Eagle carved out excellence from adversity. Far from being overawed by the severity of these conditions, the vineyard’s resilient Cabernet Sauvignon grapes produced an impressive crop. The results are immortalized in this 2014 Screaming Eagle.

The meticulous selection and assemblage process administered at Screaming Eagle give way to the wine's elegant features. The tension and intensity retained from an arduous growing season meet calm winemaking precision, manifesting as a vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon rich with ripe black fruit flavours and sinewy tannins.

 

The spontaneous vintage that defied the odds

2014 was an unpredictable year for Napa Valley winemakers. Yet Screaming Eagle turned calamity into opportunity, delivering a superb performance despite the adversities mother nature threw their way.

This much-lauded expression brings forward both subtlety and vibrancy. Its well-defined structure is equally immaculate—a kaleidoscope encompassing multiple layers of composition: cassis, blackberries, and wildflowers veiling over silky tannins.

To invest in the 2014 Screaming Eagle from Screaming Eagle is to place a stake in a vintage that embodies perseverance. A memorable example of the region's resilience, it is an indisputable pick for those with an eye for fine wines from USA and a foresight for long-term wine investment.

Ultimately, the appealing character of this 2014 Screaming Eagle goes far beyond the bottle. It embodies an ethos of grace prevailing over adversity—an ethos evident in each well-balanced sip and in its promising investment potential.

Current market price

HK$300,340.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

1848.24

Scores and tasting notes

97

The 2014 Screaming Eagle is an 880-case blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. The telltale sign of this iconic wine is its extraordinary purity of crème de cassis fruit, which is displayed abundantly in the 2014. It doesn’t quite have the structure and mass of the 2013, but this sexy, up-front, opaque ruby/purple-colored wine is seamlessly constructed, full-bodied, and has a long finish with silky tannins. This seems to float across that palate with that great fruit purity that is a characteristic of Screaming Eagle. Drink it over the next 25+ years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 October 2016

Vintage performance