Oakville, Napa Valley, California




2012 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon California: a rich, intense, medium dark and quite transparent ruby colour. 


The bouquet  is made up of a rich cassis, blackberries, and it is deep and earthy - this is as perfect as a Cabernet Sauvignon can be. 


On the palate there are minerals, oak, a delightful cedar, that are combined with well-balanced tannins.  It is rich of cassis, blackberries, with hints of volatile essences of mint oils, licorice, and dark chocolate. 


With time and oxygenation a nigh perfect balance between the  fruit sweetness and the acid develops.  The intensity of the fruit weakens after 30 seconds ,with a total finish of 50 seconds overall. 


Decant at least six hours before pouring to let is develop its full potential.  - 2030. 4.5/5