We recently enjoyed a bottle of this with the Screaming Eagle team and the biggest take away from trying it with them was that they opened the bottle with barely a chill on it. And it was incredible, far more intense, and uniquely complex than the last time I tried it, which I now realize we served too cold. The 2019, once again comes from their few rows in the western side of the vineyard and is comprised of 100% Sauvignon Blanc. We were already forewarned that with the smaller vintages ahead, we might not be able to get enough Sauvignon Blanc to offer to the mailing list so I would take this opportunity to try a bottle now. Plus, this is an exceptional vintage for this Oakville estate property. $1250/bottle. Please limit three bottles per person. Orders will be ready for shipment after November 3rd.
Screaming Eagle’s 57-acre vineyard in eastern Oakville has 40-acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a few rows of Sauvignon Blanc with Nick Gislason overseeing winemaking, Michel Rolland consulting and David Abreu farming this grand cru estate. We’ve been able to enjoy many of their vintages and the one resounding parallel to all the wines is that they need bottle age. The wines upon release are very good but with 12-15 years in bottle, they gain more complexity than any Napa Cabernet I’ve tasted before.