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Screaming Eagle Winery

Screaming Eagle Winery
PO Box 12
Oakville, CAMAP
(707) 944-0749

Screaming Eagle is one of the most recognizable cult producers in the Napa Valley. The winery owns Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vineyards. Production is only 500 cases a year and is sold almost entirely through the mailing list or charity auctions. Members of the mailing list pay $300 per bottle.

Jean Phillips bought the 60 acre property in 1986. Originally Riesling, the vines were immediately converted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

In 1992, she hired winemaking consultant Heidi Peterson Barrett to make the first vintage. 225 cases of that wine were made. She has been with the winery ever since. A six liter bottle of the inaugural vintage recently sold for $500,000 at auction.

Charles Banks and Stanley Kroenke recently bought Screaming Eagle Winery from Jean Phillips for an undisclosed sum. They have enlisted expert vineyard manager David Abreu to replant parts of the vineyard.

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Comments & Reviews

December 12, 2006 | Daniel Rotlisberger

500 cases from a SINGLE acre? That doesn't sound right to me...

December 12, 2006 | pressman

Isn't Jean Phillips a woman?

December 12, 2006 | Ryan Fujiu

yeah, that's a type-o. sorry about that jean.

December 12, 2006 | Ben Bicais

socowineguy- I thought I read that some place, but after thinking about it, you are right that it doesn't add up.

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