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Screaming Eagle

The winery is located north of the city of Napa in the AVA area Oakville in California Napa Valley, The then 57 acre estate was bought in 1986 by former estate agent Jean Phillips. The majority of the vineyards he sold to other wineries and kept only a tiny vineyard with an acre (1 acre are 4,047 m²), which was planted with about 80 vines Cabernet Sauvignon. From specialists of Mondavi Winery he consulted on the vineyard potential and then hired the consultant Richard Peterson. His daughter Heidi Peterson Barrett was then responsible as the first winmaker. From the first vintage wine in 1992 only 225 boxes were produced. By rating 99 points by Robert M. Parker (Original sound "exceptionally impressive"), the wine was suddenly known and famous worldwide. At a Napa Valley event auction were paid in a charity event in 2000 by Chase Bailey (former CEO of IT company Cisco Systems) for a six-liter bottle of the first year US $ 500,000 (at that time there were only two bottles of it). That's it most expensive wine bottle in the world,

Screaming Eagle - box and logo

In 2006, the estate was acquired by billionaires Charles Banks and Stanley Kroenke (owners of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment). Responsible for the vineyards was David Abreu and as a consultant for winemaking Michel Rolland involved. The first measure was partly a new cuttings. Since 2009, Stanley Kroenke is the sole owner (incidentally, he is also the owner of the holding company of the English Premier League football club Arsenal). Today, the vineyards cover about 20 hectares of vineyards, with the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Cabernet Franc, as well as a small amount Sauvignon Blanc are planted. The red wine is characterized by a remarkable cleanliness and dense, aromatic fruit fullness. Every year, only about 400 to 750 crates (5,000 to 9,000 bottles) are produced; due to the small amount he is also called Garage wine designated. A 0.75-liter bottle costs on average around $ 3,000 and can usually only by means of subscription (Pre-order).

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