スクリーミング・イーグル ザ・フライト [2016]750ml






スクリーミング・イーグルのセカンドワイン。 比較的樹齢の若い樹やスクリーミング・イーグルに使用されなかったワインで醸造。極めて入手困難なワイン。ワイナリーとしては、スクリーミング・イーグルの熟成を待つ間に楽しむメルロー主体の別ワインとして取り扱われているようです。



Screaming Eagle The Flight Red Wine Oakville Napa Valley
生産地:アメリカ カリフォルニア ナパ
アペラシオン:Napa Valley
味わい:赤ワイン 辛口 フルボディ


Rating 97+ Release Price NA Drink Date 2022 - 2050 Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown Issue Date 17th May 2019 Source May 2019 Week 2, The Wine Advocate
Composed roughly of two-thirds Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep colored 2016 The Flight opens with bold, expressive notions of wild blueberries, warm plums and boysenberries with touches of black raspberries, spice cake, violets, dark chocolate and potpourri with a hint of menthol. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and jam-packed with energy, it has beautifully plush tannins texturing the multilayered blue and black fruits, delivering a very long, perfumed finish.

VINOUS:98 ポイント
Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: October 2018 Drinking window: 2024 - 2036
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.

Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: October 2018 Drinking window: 2024 - 2036
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.