California Cult Wine Tasting Featuring Screaming Eagle, Scarecrow, Dalla Valle and more... with Special Guest Dr. Robert Maliner

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 07:30 PM

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"By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt."
~ Thomas Jefferson

If only a modern-day politician could contribute as much to the quality of our life as the late great Thomas Jefferson.  He was one of the first advocates of wine in the United States and he is one of the reasons why we have the greatest selection of wines from all around the world in the U.S. today.  So, remember...no matter how bad it gets, we still have the best selection of the world’s greatest wines at the most competitive prices in the world here in the U.S. of A.

Speaking of GREAT wines from the U.S.A…. I need a few good men or women to help me drink some really fine wine on this occasion our annual California Cult Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting.  We will be sampling some very small production Napa Valley wines and the price of the event is less than one half the price of a single bottle of Screaming Eagle- which will be on the table tonight!!

What makes a "cult wine"? Do the producers pick the grapes at night under the full moon? Do they make it under a secret oath or while sacrificing a small farm animal? These ultra-expensive, hard to find wines from California just have more customers than they do bottles to go around.  The simplest factor in the economy kicks in with these wines, good old supply and demand.  These wines are priced where they are because that’s what they sell for!

All the wines on the table tonight are from the cellar of our good friend Dr. Robert Maliner.  Dr. Maliner is one of the biggest wine collectors in South Florida and we are trying to help him finish up his last 6000 bottles!  The best offer we have if you have more wine than you can drink like Bob…we will help you drink it!!

This tasting is limited to 12 tasters and the fee for this event which includes dinner is $1500.00 + tax. For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

CALIFORNIA CULT WINE TASTING FEATURING SCREAMING EAGLE, DALLA VALLE MAYA,  SCARECROW, COLGIN, BOND AND MORE…
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DR. ROBERT MALINER
Saturday, October 28, 2023
7:30 PM

2007 Screaming Eagle Second Flight Napa
2007 Maybach Materium Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2007 Dalla Valle Maya Napa

2007Blankiet Rive Droit Napa
2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2008 Hundred Acre Arc Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2002 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
2002 Colgin Cariad Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2002 Bond St Eden Sauvignon Napa
2002 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2002 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad with Fig and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras served over Bourbon Soy Consomé with Tomato Concasse and Edamame
Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib Wellington served over Cabernet Demi
Chocolate Crème Brulee with Currant Jelly

The fee for this tasting is $1500 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservation if you have any food allergies and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.

All the wines from these great producers on SALE!!

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Screaming Eagle was founded by former real estate agent Jean Phillips in 1986, who initially set about selling fruit to local producers in Napa.  After a few years, a few friends convinced Jean to set up a winery, and the first vintage of Screaming Eagle was released in 1992. The highly unfluential US wine critic Robert Parker rated this first vintage at 99 points, and cult status was sealed. Since then, the 1997 and 2007 vintages both achieved the coveted 100-point rating from the famous wine critic.
2020 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $3975.00               Your Price: $3498.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2019 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $4700.00               Your Price: $4136.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2017 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $14500.00            Sale Price: $10500.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2016 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON (3PK) OWC
Price: $15000.00            Sale Price: $12500.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2016 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $5500.00               Sale Price: $4450.00              Quantity in Stock: 2
2016 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $16950.00            Sale Price: $12000.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2015 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $16950.00            Sale Price: $12000.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2015 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $4950.00               Sale Price: $4250.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2014 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $15500.00            Sale Price: $10500.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2013 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $5750.00               Sale Price: $4750.00              Quantity in Stock: 3
2013 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $15500.00            Sale Price: $11500.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2012 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $16500.00            Sale Price: $12000.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2012 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $5750.00               Sale Price: $4750.00              Quantity in Stock: 2
2011 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $4750.00               Sale Price: $3975.00              Quantity in Stock: 3
2007 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $5500.00               Your Price: $4840.00              Quantity in Stock: 2

Screaming Eagle Second Flight 2012 | Wine.com

2012 SCREAMING EAGLE 'THE FLIGHT - SECOND FLIGHT', NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $1250.00               Sale Price: $875.00              Quantity in Stock: 3
2010 SCREAMING EAGLE 'THE FLIGHT - SECOND FLIGHT', NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $975.00                 Your Price: $858.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2009 SCREAMING EAGLE 'THE FLIGHT - SECOND FLIGHT', NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $1150.00               Your Price: $1012.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2008 SCREAMING EAGLE 'THE FLIGHT - SECOND FLIGHT', NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $1150.00               Your Price: $1012.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2007 SCREAMING EAGLE 'THE FLIGHT - SECOND FLIGHT', NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $1600.00               Your Price: $1408.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2006 SCREAMING EAGLE 'THE FLIGHT - SECOND FLIGHT', NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $1150.00               Your Price: $1012.00              Quantity in Stock: 1

Maybach Family Vineyards - Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Harrison Wine  Vault

2018 MAYBACH MATERIUM CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $379.00                 Sale Price: $333.52              Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 points) “The 2018 Materium comes from the Weitz Vineyard in Oakville and is all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in mostly new barrels. It's a very different wine than the Amoenus release and has more elegant, seamless aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, black raspberries, tobacco leaf, flowery incense, and sandalwood. Château Margaux-like in its elegance and complexity, this brilliant wine has loads of sweet fruit, flawless integration of its tannins and acidity, flawless balance, and just a heavenly overall profile that I wish every reader could taste.” (1/2021) Jeb Dunnuck

2002 Blankiet Estate Merlot, Paradise Hills Vineyard | Blankiet Estate ~ Paradise  Hills Vineyard

2002 BLANKIET ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON PARADISE HILLS VINEYARD
Price: $235.00                 Your Price: $188.00
(98 points) This beautiful hillside vineyard is situated behind the Dominus Estate in Yountville. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has turned out even better than I predicted seven years ago. Made by Helen Turley when she was the consultant at Blankiet from tightly spaced, steep hillside vineyards planted by her husband, John Wetlaufer, it exhibits a beautiful nose of flowers, high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, chocolate, espresso and blueberries. Extraordinarily young, fresh and fabulously concentrated, this wine still impresses with its intensity, complexity and youthfulness. (RP) (6/2012)  Wine Advocate
Quantity in Stock: 52002 BLANKIET ESTATE MERLOT PARADISE HILLS VINEYARD
Price: $165.00                 Sale Price: $125.00              Quantity in Stock: 4
2018 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)

 2019 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA 3 LITER
Price: $14200.00            Sale Price: $11995.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2019 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON MAGNUM
Price: $3450.00               Sale Price: $2900.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2019 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA (ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE OF THREE BOTTLES)
Price: $5300.00               Sale Price: $4500.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 points)  Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Scarecrow hits the ground running with bold expressions of crème de cassis, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries plus hints of dried herbs, tilled soil and crushed rocks with a fragrant undercurrent of Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with layer upon layer of tightly packed mineral-sparked black fruit flavors, framed by super plush tannins and absolutely seamless freshness, finishing long, long, long. This expression of the venerable J.J. Cohn vineyard - including vines planted in 1945 by John Daniel and dry farmed - is pure magic. (LPB) (10/2021)  Wine Advocate
2018 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA (MAGNUM)
Price: $2335.00               Your Price: $2054.80              Quantity in Stock: 1
2011 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGON NAPA
Price: $825.00                 Sale Price: $699.00              Quantity in Stock: 3

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2007 HUNDRED ACRE 'ARK VINEYARD' CABERNET SAUVIGNON, HOWELL MOUNTAIN, USA
Price: $995.00                 Sale Price: $695.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 Points) Good full ruby. Impossibly sexy aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, pipe tobacco, saddle leather and creme caramel A wine of extraordinary layered depth, with near-confectionery sweetness leavened by superb energy. This boasts much more early appeal than the backward Kayli Morgan but there’s also outstanding structure here to support a long evolution in bottle. Finishes with remarkably lush tannins and great breadth and length.  Wine Advocate
2005 HUNDRED ACRE ANCIENT WAY VINEYARD SUMMER'S BLOCK SHIRAZ BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Price: $475.00                 Sale Price: $418.00              Quantity in Stock: 1

Bond Estate Melbury 2001 - The Oaks Cellars

2001 BOND MELBURY NAPA VALLEY
Price: $599.00                 Your Price: $527.12              Quantity in Stock: 1
(98 points) The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury (a dead ringer for Pauillac) has an opaque blue/purple color and an extraordinarily sweet nose of charcoal, lead pencil shavings, cedar wood, black currants, licorice and spice box. Full-bodied, with great intensity, purity and texture, this is a wonderfully dense, full-throttle wine that is still an adolescent and likely to stay one for at least another 5-7 years. Look for it to age gracefully well past 20-30+ years. (RP) (6/2011)  Wine Advocate
2003 BOND PLURIBUS NAPA VALLEY
Price: $549.00                 Your Price: $483.12              Quantity in Stock: 1
2003 BOND MELBURY PROPRIETARY RED WINE NAPA
Price: $499.00                 Your Price: $439.12              Quantity in Stock: 1
2005 BOND ST. EDEN, NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $575.00                 Your Price: $506.00              Quantity in Stock: 2
2005 BOND ST EDEN NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $1300.00               Sale Price: $1095.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2006 BOND MELBURY, NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $550.00                 Sale Price: $465.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2008 BOND MELBURY NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $1150.00               Sale Price: $950.00              Quantity in Stock: 1

2015 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa image

2015 BRYANT FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $847.75                 Sale Price: $695.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
(99 Points) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is closed and largely unyielding at this very youthful stage. With coaxing, it offers up black cherries, crushed blackberries and mulberries notes with hints of pencil lead, damp soil, truffles, licorice and dark chocolate plus a waft of cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is as tight as anything, displaying a rock-solid backbone of taut, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to support the muscular fruit, finishing with earth and mineral layers. This is a stunning wine that really will need a good 4-5 years in bottle, at least, and should give much pleasure over the next 25-30 years. This was tasted as a barrel sample. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bryant Family Bettina Proprietary Red 2012 | Wine.com

2015 BRYANT FAMILY VINEYARD 'BETTINA' PROPRIETARY RED, NAPA VALLEY
Price: $640.50                 Sale Price: $525.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2011 BRYANT FAMILY VINEYARD 'BETTINA' PROPRIETARY RED, NAPA VALLEY, USA
Price: $525.00                 Sale Price: $425.00              Quantity in Stock: 1

 

2010 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District image

1989 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT NAPA
Price: $395.00                 Sale Price: $300.00              Quantity in Stock: 15
2008 SHAFER HILLSIDE SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON STAG'S LEAP DISTRICT
Price: $375.00                 Your Price: $330.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
2010 SHAFER HILLSIDE SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON STAGS LEAP DISTRICT
Price: $675.00                 Sale Price: $550.00              Quantity in Stock: 2
(100 points) A remarkable wine, the 2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has gone from strength to strength since it was in cask. It is stunningly rich, with classic, fragrant notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, vanilla, graphite and spring flowers. It exhibits an opaque purple color, with a full-bodied, massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness, and again, a flawless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It’s classic California Cabernet, but beautifully put together, showing impeccable craftsmanship and fabulous potential. This is obviously a very young, infantile style of Cabernet that won’t hit its prime for at least another decade and last close to half a century, based on how older vintages that were less well-endowed have matured from Shafer. (RP) (12/2014)  Wine Advocate
2017 SHAFER RELENTLESS SYRAH
List Price: $111.00                        Your Price: $97.68              Quantity in Stock: 4
2019 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON ONE POINT FIVE NAPA
Price: $126.00                 Your Price: $110.88              Quantity in Stock: 1
2021 SHAFER RED SHOULDER RANCH CHARDONNAY CARNEROS
Price: $69.75                   Your Price: $61.38              Quantity in Stock: 5