2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle, Oakville, California, USA
100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (August 2018)
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2007 Screaming Eagle opens with a dazzlingly beautiful fragrance of red roses, violets and lavender over a core of red currant jelly, kirsch, cassis and black raspberry layers plus blueberry preserves and stewed tea accents and a waft of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the tannins are firm yet wonderfully plush with a great intensity of perfumed red and blue fruits that are at once intense and ethereal, finishing on a lingering mineral note. This 2007 truly shows the personality of Screaming Eagle at its best.
It is approachable now, still possessing plenty of primary fruit with those tertiary layers beginning to unfurl and therefore it cannot fail to impress even at this youthful stage. However, give it another 5-7 years to really get the full dividends of careful cellaring.
96 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (March 2017)
Dark medium ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas of blackberry, cassis and minerals. Wonderfully fine-grained, lightly medicinal wine with terrific inner-mouth definition and energy.
The flavors of dark berries, iron and minerals are still tightly coiled yet dance on the palate. This impeccably balanced wine finishes with suave, refined tannins and outstanding mounting length. Really stains the palate and reverberates in the retronasal passages.