Red

2008 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2014 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 14, 2020 - Wine Cellar & Al Fresco Dinner Party (La Jolla, CA): Tasted from a pristinely cellared bottle, Screaming Eagle's 2008 is showing beautifully. An opaque ruby blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, it opens within one hour in decanter to reveal a bouquet of cassis, black cherries, melted licorice, mulling spices, espresso and lavender. Full-bodied, fresh and without any heat from its 14.8% alcohol (when served at 60-65°F), it delivers flavors mirroring the nose and stays impressively dense on the mid-palate. The wine's tannins are plentiful but fine-grained and the oak is well-woven. Finishing with magnificent length, this is classic-quality in every respect. The "stuffing" is clearly in place for well-cellared bottles to have significant longevity. Drink now-2033.

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  • KenK Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 18, 2019 - Paws Thank You Dinner 2: Rich red raspberry and plum liquor aromas deep and rich. Dark intense flavors of violets, warm blueberries, and red cherry fruits in palate staining style. Big forward fruit dominates, yet hints this was once even bigger. Very good depth and a creamy velvety style shouts breed. Long finish with a slightly warm edge showing some alcohol burn. Excellent, yet falls short of a 2009 tasted 2 weeks ago. Not sure where this is headed or if it lives up to the price, but clearly a stunner.

  • putter520 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 29, 2016 - Too jammy, overripe

  • bobwire Likes this wine: 98 points

    February 11, 2016 - Perfectly harmonious from start to finish.

  • mmmmWine Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 31, 2015 - Perfectly balanced. Very Elegant. 97.5 - 98 pts

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Screaming Eagle
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,045 (65%)
  • Consumed 532 (33%)

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