We ran across an article regarding a restaurant patron who misunderstood the cost of the wine he was purchasing with dinner. He thought he was paying $37.50 for a bottle of Cabernet at Bobby Flay Steakhouse. When he received his bill, he was shocked to find out the cost of the bottle of wine was $3,750. Of course with the restaurant markup he had purchased a 2011 bottle of Screaming Eagle wine.
Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards is a California wine estate producing limited amounts of varietal wine; due to the small quantities produced and high prices commanded, their wines are considered cult wines. The winery is located in Oakville, California, north of the town of Napa in the Napa Valley. The vineyard area extends 48.21 acres (19.51 ha), planted with varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc , and a small amount of Sauvignon blanc. The vineyards are managed by David Abreu Vineyard Management and tended to by vineyard foreman Jorge Delgado and his team. In 2006 34 acres were replanted. The annual production ranges from 400 to 750 cases (between 5,000 and 9,000 750ml bottles). The winemaker is Nick Gislason and Michel Rolland is a consultant.
Trying to buy this wine is another story. You can find the wine at fine dining establishments but you will pay a hefty price. You can find the wine at auctions. You can even get on the official Screaming Eagle Waiting List, however many have been on that waiting list for years.
We have acquired this wine in the past for our high end clients. While we do not have this wine in stock we can get it for you at the best possible price and we do carry other fine wines you won’t find in the larger Las Vegas liquor stores.
Please come by our store in Summerlin to view our inventory or to place your order for a bottle of Screaming Eagle wine.