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wurde versteigert am: 12. Oktober 2012
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Screaming Eagle--Vintage 2004

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  5.445 $
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Screaming Eagle--Vintage 2004
3 bottles per lot
PRISTINE SCREAMING EAGLE The vineyard, located on the east side of Oakville, slopes from the Silverado Trail toward the Napa Valley with 59 acres of vines. The soil is virtually a rock pile on a gentle, west-facing slope east of the Napa River. The property is conveniently nestled in an area in the valley where the grapes receive enough heat during the day to ripen to its optimum, followed by light, gentle afternoon breezes that blow north from San Pablo Bay. Limited in quantity, only a small portion of the grapes are used to make Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon; the rest of the grapes are sold to other wineries. The signature of the wine is captured in the rich, loamy earthiness that gives the Cabernet a plush structural foundation and folds in with its layers of currant, plum, cherry and herbal flavors. It is not only consistent in its complex and concentrated flavor but also in its blend: 85 percent to 88 percent Cabernet, 10 percent to 12 percent Merlot and 1 percent to 2 percent Cabernet Franc. This wine of humble beginnings first created by the owner, Jean Phillips, at home. Screaming Eagle is now one of the most celebrated wines in Napa Valley. Screaming Eagle--Vintage 2004 Napa Valley In original wooden case "The 2004, which is nearly 90 Cabernet Sauvignon, with tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is an up-front style of wine. There were originally around 800 cases of this wine, but Banks and his crew culled out in excess of 200 or so cases, so the quantity produced is approximately 500. The wine has a dark ruby/purple color and a sweet cassis nose with some licorice and very subtle camphor and earth. The wine is exceptionally pure, beautifully textured, opulent, and forward, which is very much in keeping with the style of this vintage. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #174, Dec 2007 3 bottles per lot

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine and Rare Wines
Auktionsdatum: 12.10.2012
Adresse: Christie's
12 October 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center