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Auction: The Evening Sale: Finest and Rarest Wines
was auctioned on: 27 April 2007
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Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon--Vintage 2001

Estimate: US$7,500 - US$10,000
Price realised:  US$9,480
Lot number 22, Views: 67

Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon--Vintage 2001
6 bottles per lot
A TRIO OF RECENT SCREAMING E Screaming Eagle is likely Napa Valley's smallest winery. The wine made from one acre of vines, just below Dalla Valle, in a small stone winery in Oakville has captured the hearts and attention of wine collectors across the globe. Available only through the mailing list, the elusive, yet legendary Screaming Eagle reaches extraordinary prices based on its cult following. The vines are Cabernet Sauvignon primarily, but Merlot and Cabernet Franc are blended in small amounts. During her tenure winemaker Heidi Barrett used small, half-ton fermenters, plenty of punching down with no fining or filtration to make a concentrated, yet pure version of the fruit. The wine is aged in 65 new French oak barrels in a small cave for almost two years. In March 2006 Screaming Eagle changed ownership and Heidi Barrett was no longer its winemaker. With the 2006 harvest former Christie's and Zachy's auctioneer, Ursula Hermacinski, became General Manager of this highly esteemed wine estate. Property of a Gentleman Recently removed from a cellar of impeccable storage conditions for fine wine Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon--Vintage 2001 Napa Valley In original wooden case 6 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Evening Sale: Finest and Rarest Wines
Date of the auction: 27 Apr 2007
Address: Christie's
27 April 2007, Los Angeles