Jean Phillips, a former real estate agent, bought the 57-acre Oakville vineyard in 1986, which was planted to a mix of varieties, most of which Phillips sold to various Napa wineries, except approximately 80 vines of Cabernet Sauvignon. For this one acre of Cabernet, Phillips sought the opinions of Robert Mondavi Winery employees on the commercial potential of her wine before hiring Richard Peterson as a consultant and subsequently met Peterson’s daughter, Heidi Peterson Barrett, who became Screaming Eagle’s first winemaker. The entire vineyard was replanted in 1995 to three varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The 1992 vintage, released in 1995, through a combination of very low production numbers and highly positive reviews (wine critic Robert Parker awarded the wine 99 points), resulted in Screaming Eagle becoming one of the most celebrated and expensive wines in Napa Valley.
This lot includes:
- Three (3) 750mL bottles of 2015 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 97)