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2012 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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2012 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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

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95-98 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

Bright medium ruby.  Very deep aromas of blueberry, flowers, licorice and wild herbs show a medicinal reserve.  Thick but vibrant, with deep, fully ripe, layered flavors of blackberry and blueberry syrup and graphite minerality dominating the middle palate.  Offers compelling sappiness and definition.  Noble tannins spread out to saturate the entire palate on the inexorable, steadily building finish.  Still an infant but utterly seamless from the outset.

96-100 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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