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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  12.925 $
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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
Above 3 bottles per lot
THE EAGLE TAKES FLIGHT Screaming Eagle is likely Napa Valley's smallest winery. The wine made from one acre of vines, just below Dalla Valle, in a small stone winery in Oakville has captured the hearts and attention of wine collectors across the globe. Available only through the mailing list, the elusive, yet legendary Screaming Eagle reaches extraordinary prices based on its cult following. The vines are Cabernet Sauvignon primarily, but Merlot and Cabernet Franc are blended in small amounts. During her tenure winemaker Heidi Barrett used small, half-ton fermenters, plenty of punching down with no fining or filtration to make a concentrated, yet pure version of the fruit. The wine is aged in 65 new French oak barrels in a small cave for almost two years. As of March 2006 Screaming Eagle has changed ownership and Heidi Barrett no longer its winemaker. The following lots represent Jean Philips', former owner, and Heidi Barrett's vision over the vintages 1992-2002. 1992 VINTAGE Production: 175 cases "This operation's debut vintage is the extraordinary 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the greatest young Cabernets I have ever tasted. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered, and aged in 60 new oak. The 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptionally impressive. The wine's opaque purple color is followed by a sensational nose of jammy blackcurrants and subtle toasty oak. As stunning as the aromatics are, the wine reveals even greater richness and intensity on the palate, offering up layers of stunningly proportioned, ripe, intense fruit, full body, great purity, and an inner-core of sweet, creamy, highly extracted blackcurrant/cassis fruit. The tannin is nearly concealed behind the massive extract and richness. All the component parts are brilliantly focused and in balance. The finish is awesome! This is a spectacular debut release that should age effortlessly for 20 years." Robert Parker Wine Advocate #102 (Dec 1995) 1993 VINTAGE Production: 130 cases "The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable wine, not dissimilar from the 1992. The 1993 reveals an opaque purple color, as well as a rich, jammy, pure nose of blackcurrant/cassis fruit intertwined with scents of minerals and high quality, spicy oak. The wine offers a cascade of lavishly rich, opulently textured, super-extracted fruit that is buttressed by oak and sweet tannin. Remarkably long, pure, and rich, this is a compelling Cabernet Sauvignon with no hard edges. Perfectly balanced, marvelously concentrated, and exciting, look for this wine to drink well young, but keep for 25 years." Robert Parker Wine Advocate #108 (Dec 1996) 1994 VINTAGE Production: 130 cases approximately "The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon is performing even better this year than was last. I still believe the 1995 has a slight edge, but that may be more noticeable 8-10 years from now than at present. The opaque purple-colored 1994's forward, gorgeously-scented nose offers up a smorgasbord of black fruits, along with a subtle dosage of toasty oak and minerals. Full-bodied, with a seamless, lush texture, this is a profoundly generous wine with everything going for it. The finish lasts for 35 seconds. As gorgeous as it is, this wine can be drunk young, or cellared for 20-25 years. What makes Screaming Eagle such an extraordinary wine is its remarkably sweet, lavishly rich, opulently-textured, super-extracted black currant and black cherry fruitiness. Moreover, they are admirably pure, layered, velvety, and accessible. As delicious as these wines are young, they should age for 20 or more years, because of their extraordinary equilibrium." Robert Parker Wine Advocate #114 (Dec 1997) Property of a gentleman Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled, underground, home cellar Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley --Vintage 1992 (1) --Vintage 1993 (1) --Vintage 1994 (1) In original wooden case Parcel lots 1 - 4 Above 3 bottles per lot

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Evening Sale: Finest and Rarest Wines
Auktionsdatum: 28.09.2006
Adresse: Christie's
28 September 2006, Beverly Hills