Screaming Eagle Second Flight Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

3 hour decant

3 hour decant

9.5

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Intense dark fruit. Rich blackberry/fig hidden under alc aromas. Plush attack that lacks definition and mid palate at first. Cigar, tar finish. Good length, though driven by tannin and extraction.

Intense dark fruit. Rich blackberry/fig hidden under alc aromas. Plush attack that lacks definition and mid palate at first. Cigar, tar finish. Good length, though driven by tannin and extraction.

9.2

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

Second Flight

Second Flight

Tom Garland

The baby eagle flies again in Napa 1 hour decant (min sediment). A regal dark purplish crimson color. On the nose: red berries, chocolate, metallic, spice, and dried herbs. Taste: smooth, elegant, layered medium plus body wine with creme de cassis, graphite, plum, dark chocolate espresso. and a vanilla cedar long finish. YUM, drinks well, but no hurry...plenty of time.

The baby eagle flies again in Napa 1 hour decant (min sediment). A regal dark purplish crimson color. On the nose: red berries, chocolate, metallic, spice, and dried herbs. Taste: smooth, elegant, layered medium plus body wine with creme de cassis, graphite, plum, dark chocolate espresso. and a vanilla cedar long finish. YUM, drinks well, but no hurry...plenty of time.

9.4

Tom Garland

Polished off the 08 Marcassin, knocked back the 1990 Margaux, final b-day bottle to quaff down is a 2012 Screaming Eagle 2nd Flight and cake. 1 hour decant(surprisingly little sediment). A bewitching inky dark red wine with little signs of aging. On the nose: Jumping from the glass are cherries, semi sweet chocolate, cedar, metallic, dried herbs, vanilla wafers. Taste: A rich, lush mouthfeel with cherries and more cherries, pencil lead, pepper, charcoal, and a bitter sweet chocolate cedar long finish....drinking well, but I imagine better things with even more time!

Polished off the 08 Marcassin, knocked back the 1990 Margaux, final b-day bottle to quaff down is a 2012 Screaming Eagle 2nd Flight and cake. 1 hour decant(surprisingly little sediment). A bewitching inky dark red wine with little signs of aging. On the nose: Jumping from the glass are cherries, semi sweet chocolate, cedar, metallic, dried herbs, vanilla wafers. Taste: A rich, lush mouthfeel with cherries and more cherries, pencil lead, pepper, charcoal, and a bitter sweet chocolate cedar long finish....drinking well, but I imagine better things with even more time!

9.4

Arden Barnett

Sensational. Traditional Napa cab characteristics but turn it up 1000x. Finish lasted a solid 2min

Sensational. Traditional Napa cab characteristics but turn it up 1000x. Finish lasted a solid 2min

9.5

Nick H

Drank beautifully! Fruit-forward backbone of cherries and black fruit without the chewiness, lending a smooth mouthfeel.

Drank beautifully! Fruit-forward backbone of cherries and black fruit without the chewiness, lending a smooth mouthfeel.

9.5

Eric L.

This might have been my favorite wine of the night. Just lovely Napa flavors at their best. Terrific complexity and intensity while maintaining exquisite balance. I think this has the stuffing to age many more years.

This might have been my favorite wine of the night. Just lovely Napa flavors at their best. Terrific complexity and intensity while maintaining exquisite balance. I think this has the stuffing to age many more years.

9.7

Eric L.

This was really open and singing.

This was really open and singing.

9.5

Jane Hixson

Still tight but hints of great things to come.

Still tight but hints of great things to come.

9.3

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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