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2016 Screaming Eagle The FlightBlend from United States

$899.99

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  • 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 11/30/2019

About

99

"This is the best Flight I have ever had with so much merlot character coming through with black olives, hazelnuts, brown sugar and blackberries, as well as violets. Full-bodied yet linear and very long. Extremely refined and fresh. Needs a few years to come completely together, but already so refined."

98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2016 The Flight is gorgeous. Dark, brooding and closed in on itself, the 2016 is going to need a number of years to be at its very best, but it is incredibly beguiling today. Plum, black cherry, lavender, blood orange menthol, and a host of more mineral-driven notes punctuate this super-expressive wine. This is a decidedly tannic and powerful edition of The Flight. I can't wait to see how it ages. Bottled just six weeks before this tasting, the 2016 appears to have a very bright future. Time in the glass brings out some of the softer edges that will almost surely emerge with cellaring. The Flight is built on a core of older Merlot vines from the southeast corner of the estate. It is an absolutely riveting wine from Screaming Eagle."

Product Detail

Item # 114937
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box