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2008 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Screaming Eagle

The cult wine to end them all, Screaming Eagle is more difficult to come by than water in a desert. Produced in Oakville, California, 500 cases per year are snapped up in the blink of an eye, mostly by members who wait years for a spot on the coveted buyer list.

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2008 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Screaming Eagle
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(a blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot and 4% cabernet franc):  Dark ruby-red.  Aromas of crushed blackberry, liquid stone, licorice pastille, violet and graphite.  Wonderfully sappy and energetic, with berry, licorice and stone flavors dominating.  This extremely suave, sweet cabernet boasts terrific intensity and precision.  Finishes with lush tannins and outstanding persistence.  Screaming Eagle will eventually include 10% to 12% cabernet franc, noted winemaker Andy Erickson.  Both this vintage and the young 2009 have pHs around 3.7.  This wine was a bit disorganized when I tasted it from barrel a year ago but it has turned out splendidly.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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