2010 Screaming Eagle Second Flight Screaming Eagle, Napa Valley, California, USA
|Grape Variety||Red Bordeaux Blend|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a US-based merchant; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Condition||This case was originally an original wooden case, but the case was damaged in transit; the bottles, which are all pristine, have been repacked into a generic cardboard carton|
|Stock||1 case (in stock and available immediately)|
94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (November 2013)
Screaming Eagle's 2010 Second Flight opens with exquisite aromatics that are the hallmarks of this superb Oakville estate. Sweet red berries, mint, raspberries, violets and lavender emerge from the glass in a silky, polished wine that is all about grace. Even though Cabernet Sauvignon plays a greater role in the 2010 than the 2011, the 2010 is incredibly sweet, refined and polished. In 2010 Second Flight is power and finesse. The 2010 is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc.
93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (April 2018)
Composed of 26% Merlot, 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Cabernet Franc, this is the first vintage made by Nick Gislason. Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Second Flight delivers slowly evolving notions of baked plums, crème de cassis and mocha with hints of unsmoked cigars, cedar chest and beef dripping plus a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied and packed with rich, savory-laced black fruit preserves, the palate features velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long. Drinking beautifully now but should keep for 15+ years.