1996 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • New
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • IWC 93
  • JR 93

Reviews for 1996 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
The newly-released 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lots of structure an opaque purple color and the hallmark blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured fabulously-concentrated and gorgeously-balanced it has... The newly-released 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lots of structure an opaque purple color and the hallmark blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured fabulously-concentrated and gorgeously-balanced it has every component part - acidity alcohol tannin and extract - flawlessly presented. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1999
Sharply defined this hits all the right notes with ripe supple seductive and detailed plum berry cherry floral and spice flavors woven together. Picks up mineral cedar tar and anise on the long elegant finish. Best from... Sharply defined this hits all the right notes with ripe supple seductive and detailed plum berry cherry floral and spice flavors woven together. Picks up mineral cedar tar and anise on the long elegant finish. Best from 2001 through 2010. 500 cases made. -JL
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 1999
Saturated ruby-red color. Complex aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, currant, marzipan, licorice and honeysuckle. Very rich and dense, but quite tightly wound; cassis, mint and tobacco flavors blossomed with... Saturated ruby-red color. Complex aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, currant, marzipan, licorice and honeysuckle. Very rich and dense, but quite tightly wound; cassis, mint and tobacco flavors blossomed with aeration. Very long, firmly tannic finish. This wine was lusher and more expressive after 24 hours in the recorked bottle, showing a roasted coffee bean quality, with no loss of shape or freshness. Screaming Eagle has been remarkably consistent in recent vintages, and is one of a relative handful of California cabernets that conveys a strong sense of site specificity. 93+
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2009
Mid crimson. Very sweet brushwood and very ripe sweet fruit on the nose. A completely different idiom from the red bordeaux I have just been tasting, but good balance and certainly not too heavy or alcoholic. A certain... Mid crimson. Very sweet brushwood and very ripe sweet fruit on the nose. A completely different idiom from the red bordeaux I have just been tasting, but good balance and certainly not too heavy or alcoholic. A certain fragrance and gentle appeal. Great kick of super-clean fruit on the finish. This would be difficult to place blind, I would have thought, since it has so much more elegance than most Napa Valley Cabernets. It is still very much alive. In fact, it's still quite tight. Vindication of this property's relatively subtle style. 18/20