Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Wine AdvocateThe 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is as close to a perfect wine as I could hope to taste. This opaque purple-colored wine exhibits a sensational purity of black currant fruit, intermixed with a notion of raspberries, violets, and well-disguised sweet vanillin. Full-bodied, with remarkable intensity, exquisite symmetry, and a mid-palate and finish to die for, this is a compelling, astonishingly seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk now, or cellared for 20-25 years. I may have done this wine a disservice by not giving it the big 3-digit score.
Wine SpectatorAromas of earthy dried flowers lead to a supple, fleshy core of currant, black cherry and sour cherry candy fruit shaded by a touch of earthiness. The tannins are smooth and it shows a slight trace of oxidation. Two other bottles did not show nearly as well.--1995 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. 225 cases made.