Recently, one online retailer offered the 2015 Screaming Eagle
Napa Cabernet for $2,499.99 a bottle. That it was available was odd enough but then I asked myself, who would pay that for one bottle? And online?
Since millennials are the usual suspects for things we don’t understand, I created this fool-proof quiz to get some answers.
A. Which of the following would you buy for $2,499.99?
(hint, this can be pretend money or bitcoins)
- One Bottle of 2015 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
- 36 bottles of 2015 Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
- 24 bottles of 2014 Dunn Vineyards Napa Cabernet
- 48 bottles of 2015 Jordan Cabernet Alexander Valley
- 200 bottles of Prosecco. Maybe as many as 300.
- 10 bottles of 2004 “Dom” Rose Champagne
B. Would you Who Checked “A-1” Buy the Screaming Eagle Based on this Review?
98-100 pts – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed blackberries, black cherries and wild blueberries with notions of fragrant earth, garrigue, lavender, Sichuan pepper and dried leaves. Medium-bodied with signature elegance and finesse, it’s the incredibly fine, oh-so-pixelated tannins that help to define the signature of this vineyard, beautifully supporting the elegant fruit, finishing with great poise. This is a very sensuous, pensive style and not for those seeking a full-on blockbuster but rather will greatly pleasure lovers of wines with quiet intensity and subtle depth. Note that this was a tank sample, due to be bottled within a week.”
- You must love eagles and didn’t know this was a wine. Or you have too much money, low self-esteem, and are bad at math. Congrats…you can be a wine collector.
- You know your wine history and vintages. Show off!
- So you are stocking or starting a wine cellar and want one to hold for several years. Good for you…planning ahead. Are you really a millennial?
- You are a lover of “quiet intensity and subtle depth” and are very good at math.
- Party On! You might also qualify for…
“I’ll Be There In A Prosecco” T-Shirt offered on Amazon.
6. You know Dom? Feel free to invite me to the tasting.
Yes, but who or what is a Robert Parker?
Is that an app, new designer running shoe or what?
And why so many, what are they…words?
No. How can you rate a wine before it is in the bottle? Tank sample?
And why does wine need an advocate, anyway?
Must be FAKE wine. SAD.