Screaming Eagle’s ‘The Flight’ has taken a huge step into being one of the best Reds coming from Napa Valley today. I enjoyed a bottle of this a few months ago and was very happy with how it was showing in the glass. It is by far, their best vintage yet and on a whole different level than their previous ‘Flight’ offerings. That is because more of their newer plantings have matured and are now being incorporated into their bottlings. “Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 The Flight drifts sensuously out of the glass with the most gorgeous perfume of red roses, kirsch, black raspberries and fresh blackcurrants followed by hints of iron ore, tilled soil, lavender and star anise plus a touch of powdered cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fantastically chiseled structure of ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the black fruit and floral layers, finishing with bags of minerals.” 98 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate.