2015 marks the inaugural vintage of Screaming Eagle ‘The Flight’ Red. I tasted this new release last spring and again these past few months with the wine team. Here is something very important to remember- ‘The Flight’ is comprised entirely of estate fruit from Screaming Eagle’s east Oakville vineyard with approximately 40-acres planted. “Very deep purple-black, the 2015 The Flight (a blend of 61% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon) opens with electric notes of black and blue fruit sparks—wild blueberries, fresh blackberries and crushed black plums—with nuances of lavender, violets, pencil shavings, tilled soil, yeast extract and a waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, it hits the palate with tons of energy and freshness supported by firm, finely grained tannins, finishing with fragrant earth layers.” – Wine Advocate.