Screaming Eagle

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.426 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.0

Mom's 65th. Least tasty I've had of theirs. Pretty hot, not well integrated.

Mom's 65th. Least tasty I've had of theirs. Pretty hot, not well integrated.

Jun 5th, 2017
Bill Bender

Some wines are divisive because of the wine maker, others draw criticism for style or marketing or some other of a myriad of reasons. As much as I love my wine lover brethren the "haters gonna hate" description is very apt in our community. Screaming Eagle is one of those wines for sure. The prevailing criticism is that it doesn't merit the tariff or something similar. Well....this is my first SC since the '97 and it was absolutely f'n amazing and profound. Tremendous depth with bright, lively fruit, rich gravely soil, smoke and camphor. A difference maker.

Some wines are divisive because of the wine maker, others draw criticism for style or marketing or some other of a myriad of reasons. As much as I love my wine lover brethren the "haters gonna hate" description is very apt in our community. Screaming Eagle is one of those wines for sure. The prevailing criticism is that it doesn't merit the tariff or something similar. Well....this is my first SC since the '97 and it was absolutely f'n amazing and profound. Tremendous depth with bright, lively fruit, rich gravely soil, smoke and camphor. A difference maker.

May 8th, 2017
Ron R
9.9

Yes, I just soiled my pants.
Brilliant effort. So soft, round and plush. Nose and mouthfeel is velvety. Nice opulent notes of maple syrup, coffee and kirsch. Outstanding. Gifted by the mercurial
@Bill Bender.

Yes, I just soiled my pants.
Brilliant effort. So soft, round and plush. Nose and mouthfeel is velvety. Nice opulent notes of maple syrup, coffee and kirsch. Outstanding. Gifted by the mercurial
@Bill Bender.

Apr 28th, 2017
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

8.5

2009

2009

Jan 20th, 2014
B
10

2009 Screaming Eagle. Jaws at HB w J&L B and B&K K. Didn’t decant. Enormous but awesome. We all loved it. Heavy dark fruit, vanilla.

2009 Screaming Eagle. Jaws at HB w J&L B and B&K K. Didn’t decant. Enormous but awesome. We all loved it. Heavy dark fruit, vanilla.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Phil

Christmas in May! Sharing with Anthony A

Christmas in May! Sharing with Anthony A

May 27th, 2017
B
10

2009 Screaming Eagle cabernet. The single Cal cab we drank during the K charity wine dinner. Massive wine- we decanted about 2 hours by the time it was served and it was still enormous. A little bit unfair to drink this after the '90 Cheval and '90 Rothschild. This wine was just all around bigger in every way- more fruit, riper fruit, heavy leather and tobacco, huge tannins, plus additional savory notes of olives, and game. Fun to try it in the order we did and definitely noted that we can decant for longer next time.

2009 Screaming Eagle cabernet. The single Cal cab we drank during the K charity wine dinner. Massive wine- we decanted about 2 hours by the time it was served and it was still enormous. A little bit unfair to drink this after the '90 Cheval and '90 Rothschild. This wine was just all around bigger in every way- more fruit, riper fruit, heavy leather and tobacco, huge tannins, plus additional savory notes of olives, and game. Fun to try it in the order we did and definitely noted that we can decant for longer next time.

Nov 14th, 2016
DE
9.4

Had with some Kobe steak..WOW..perfect match. Wine has some room to become even better. You hear so much about how layered and amazing this wine is..it all true.

Had with some Kobe steak..WOW..perfect match. Wine has some room to become even better. You hear so much about how layered and amazing this wine is..it all true.

May 21st, 2016
B
10

Magnum 2009 Screaming Eagle Cab. Drank during museum dinner (post lunch at Il P). Despite its youth, this wine drank perfectly. There's a distinct suppleness with this wine that is so pleasing. Immensely enjoyed by the whole table. Note that K thought he would drink this wine again at same point in time- surprised by how good it was in spite of how young it was.

Magnum 2009 Screaming Eagle Cab. Drank during museum dinner (post lunch at Il P). Despite its youth, this wine drank perfectly. There's a distinct suppleness with this wine that is so pleasing. Immensely enjoyed by the whole table. Note that K thought he would drink this wine again at same point in time- surprised by how good it was in spite of how young it was.

Apr 19th, 2016
B
10

2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet. Drank w David, Andy, Lisa, McC at Cassia. This wine is awesome. Hands down everyone loved this wine. Beautiful dark fruit and vanilla on the nose. Massive, but not over-powering. Balanced tannins. We were obsessed w this wine.

2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet. Drank w David, Andy, Lisa, McC at Cassia. This wine is awesome. Hands down everyone loved this wine. Beautiful dark fruit and vanilla on the nose. Massive, but not over-powering. Balanced tannins. We were obsessed w this wine.

Oct 17th, 2015