2006 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • IWC 96
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2006 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good full ruby. Wonderfully pure intense cassis aroma complicated by a rocky flinty element and notes of camphor and loam. Dense pure and quite firm with the strong minerality giving an almost cool character to the... Good full ruby. Wonderfully pure intense cassis aroma complicated by a rocky flinty element and notes of camphor and loam. Dense pure and quite firm with the strong minerality giving an almost cool character to the flavors of cassis blackberry menthol and loam. The crop was much lower here in 2006 than in 2005 according to co-owner Charles Banks (2.5 tons per acre vs. 4) and both of these wines have healthy pHs of 3.7 without any added acidity. Under the new owners the extensive replanting program is well underway here and the estate's old merlot is mostly being replaced by cabernets sauvignon and franc. A final decision had not been made on what to plant in the large flatter section of this 54-acre property situated farther toward the floor of the valley. The current plan is to closely monitor the quality produced by the new plantings including some vines in rockier soil sloping down from the Silverado Trail and production will be slowly expanded if the new plantings can produce sufficiently high quality. Incidentally winemaker Andy Erickson told me that he did a much longer maceration for the 2007 vinification than previously.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
The consistently beautiful 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense black/purple color as well as that classic Screaming Eagle nose of creme de cassis spring flowers and a hint of licorice. A blend of 83% Cabernet... The consistently beautiful 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense black/purple color as well as that classic Screaming Eagle nose of creme de cassis spring flowers and a hint of licorice. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot this beauty should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Screaming Eagle's vineyard has undergone a major replanting (35 acres were replanted in 2006). Today there are only 15.5 acres of the original plantings that made this property so famous. The potential size of 54 acres will certainly increase production if it all turns out to be as high in quality as what has existed in the past. The superstar winemaking team of Andy Erickson Michel Rolland and viticulturist David Abreu has been in charge over recent vintages.