Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Screaming Eagle Wine Wooden Case

Screaming Eagle

The Screaming Eagle vineyard has a tiny production and a long waiting list. Right now you can only buy Screaming Eagle new releases if you subscribe to the waiting list which is 2 years long. It is possible to buy a bottle at auction or in the open market, but the cost per bottle is over $1,000 for any given year. Much more for better vintages.

The winery only makes 3 bottle wooden wine cases, except for 2011 where they released the "Second Flight" which was the only 6 bottle wooden wine box ever made. It was a vertical of different vintages and the demand was extraordinary. There are a handful of double-magnums made every once in a while and those command significant prices as well.

The lids of all cases and boxes are branded with the iconic Eagle. All four sides of the crates are engraved as well. It's an eye-catching and artistically designed piece. Most vintages receive a perfect score.

Country: USA

Region: California

Sub-Region: Oakville, Napa Valley

Established: 1986

Production: Approx. 400 - 800 cases per year

Grape: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc

Crate design: Large iconic Eagle on both sides of the flip-top style lid, and the Screaming Eagle lettering logo on all four sides as well.

Rarity: Nearly impossible to acquire. Investors keep the crate because a complete collection of the case and wine yields more at auction.

Crate designation: Exclusive ($150.00) 

*We don't have any in stock

Our opinion/history: Not only is there a waiting list for the Screaming Eagle wine, but also for the wooden wine cases. Our waiting list surprisingly goes back about 2 years as well.

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