Screaming Eagle

Screaming Eagle

Second Flight Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend

What an elegant wine. The deft integration of all the wines component pieces in its overall sense of equilibrium was near perfect. And it tasted 🤤 yummy.  — a month ago

Sine Qua Non

Stock California Syrah 2012

Shay A
9.6

This was my contribution for my local group’s “hurt locker” theme, where the goal is to bring a bottle that it hurts you to open. ‘67 Lafite, ‘78 Haut Brion, ‘91 Grange, ‘99 Grange, 06 Harlan, ‘12 Second Flight, ‘15 Screaming Eagle were some of the highlights.

The beauty of this wine for me is that it was opened almost on the 4yr anniversary of my first SQN (2011 Dark Blossom Syrah). Ever since then, I’ve been chasing that profile. For me, this sports the most “hermitage-like” of the SQN Syrahs I’ve had. A balance between high toned dark fruits (ripe blackberries, dark currant) with herbal dusted plums and black cherries. On the palate it shows a really pretty smoked meat/bacon fat note that certain Cote Rotie wines can show, and stops short of being overblown in a svelte/restrained package. The meatiness/savoriness of this wine is balanced by wonderful acidity with floral/potpourri notes and a hint of richness. Don’t pick up much whole cluster usage, but certainly a lifted profile.
— 24 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: what a fantastic tasting. Several beauties there.
Mark Turner

Mark Turner

@Shay A Definitely going to blatantly steal your Hurt Locker theme. Fantastic idea. Reminds me of the Wall Street Journal open that bottle night.
Vino Joe

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What a write up… great! Thank you very much for sharing.

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

Casey Curbow
9.3

This bottle was screaming. — 24 days ago

Ira liked this

Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Farren Silver Eagle Chardonnay. The most new world Chardonnay that he produces. Decant for 30+ minutes. Be patient this will taste even better in a year.  — 16 days ago

David, Shay and 40 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Fabulous, rich, powerful Sonoma Pinot. Kosta Browne, TRB is eating your heart out. — a month ago

Eric, David and 6 others liked this

Ecker

Rosa Von Eckhof 2020

11.5% abv.
merlot and some zweigelt.

lazer sharp .
crispy , citrusy, flowery, sour cherry and some cream.
super tasty restrained austrian rose.

screaming high acidity.

perfect while cooking in preparation for 3 years birthday party for kiddo ver 2.


loving it!
— 16 days ago

Sharon, Shawn and 2 others liked this

Bee Hunter

Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2015

Bee Hunter Wines Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2015 Mendocino, California

A very pretty color of ruby with a very wide brick rim.

Interesting nose of blackberries, cedar, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, chocolates, sweet vanilla, cola, spices, mint and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked cherries and strawberries, lemon peel, vanilla, light raisins, dried fruits, cedar, herbs, licorice, cola, chocolates, sweet vinaigrette, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Grenache from Mendocino County in California. Much lighter than I expected it to be, but it is so yummy.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, when it shows the complexity.

This six year old is peaking now, and drinking very nicely with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Alcohol is not showing at all, so watch out. Nicely balanced at this point. Easy drinking and tasty.

A great sipping wine, but good with food too. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$42.
— a month ago

Daniel, Douglas and 16 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Eagle Point Ranch Counoise

Bright! Cherries, floral, lovely — a month ago