The Best Wine of All Time: 6 Exquisite Bottles of Vintage Wines

Written by Scarlett Wells

July 13, 2020

After an exhausting day at work, it’s nice to look forward to spending some time alone or maybe with a loved one. During these instances, many of us prefer de-stressing with a nice cabernet, shiraz or merlot in hand. As the old saying goes, “there is nothing that a few glasses of wine can’t fix.”

While choosing a good wine is entirely subjective, it can be a little challenging to find something that will suit your taste. The kind of wine you drink can help you have a good time or not, so you must pick a bottle that you’d surely adore.

Picking A Good Bottle of Wine

Picking out a good bottle of wine in a liquor store or ordering from a restaurant menu can be quite daunting, especially if you know little about wine. Various options exist in the market, and with these options come with difficulty in choosing. You’ll have to be patient if you want something good in your cupboard.

Every variety of wine has essential characteristics that you need to know, such as sweetness, acidity, tannin, body, and alcohol content. Wines are often labeled sweet, semi-sweet or dry. If you prefer something sweet, you would have to look out for these labels.

However, if your taste buds are sensitive to sour taste, look for the wine’s acidity. High-acidity in wines will make it tarter. Tannins, on the other hand, will determine the wine’s bitter taste. Therefore, if you don’t want a bitter finish, check the label to see whether tannins are present or not.

If you prefer something that would feel either heavy or light in your mouth, refer to the wine’s body. Wines can have a full-body, light-body, or somewhere in between. Take note that high alcohol content in your wine can give a warmer feeling in your throat.

It’s entirely up to you which of these characteristics you choose. Aside from these elements, you can choose something that is already proven to be good. If you’re looking for something that would surely stimulate your taste buds, the Screaming Eagle wine would be an excellent choice.

Why Screaming Eagle Wine?

Aside from its astounding quality, the screaming eagle wine has a colorful history. Who wouldn’t want to drink one of the most sought-after wines from time to time? It’s one of California’s first cult wines, highly rated a near-perfect 99 points in 1992. The wine received a perfect score in 1997 and continued with its fame in the succeeding years.

With a wine deemed perfect, you surely won’t be disappointed. It’s a must to open a bottle and experience the heavenly taste of this iconic wine. But before you do that, patience and a flexible budget are essential to obtain at least one bottle.

You would be paying more than the wine itself. With screaming eagle wine, one pays for the rarity, status, and experience. Hermacinski, one of the screaming eagle’s marketing managers, said, “the secret of our success is that no one knows what the wine tastes like.”

When you get your hands on the bottle and taste it, the experience is worth its price.

Six Vintages of Screaming Eagle      

These six vintages of the screaming eagle were awarded perfect scores by Robert Parker, a wine expert in Napa Cabernet. Each vintage has few surprises, and all of them are pleasant. Pick one out of these bottles to truly enjoy the wine-drinking experience.

1997

If you prefer something elegant, soft, and refined for your palate, this bottle would be a great choice. This wine offers a seamless finish saturated with red and black fruits while emitting oak, caramel, and licorice scents. The signature of this vintage is its perfect ripeness and its subtle flavor variations. It can taste fruity and tannic at the same time.

2007

This vintage shows the personality of the screaming eagle. It is notably dense, dark, and layered. But what stands out the most in this vintage is its refined delicacy, which captivates all the senses with its fruity and creamy texture. This wine will suit you if you enjoy the aroma and flavors of pure fruits and raspberry jam.

2010

If you want to enjoy the tastes of the wine gradually, this vintage might be what you are looking for. The flavors of this wine unfold gently, without one flavor overpowering another. It offers layers of mocha, blackberry, and savory spices. You can enjoy the freshness and velvety tannins of this wine from beginning to end.

2012

According to a wine expert, this ultimate screaming eagle wine could have a blockbuster length for 20-25 years. It has a silky and seamless texture, with refined tannins and an incredible twist.  This wine has a very deep savor of flowers, blueberries, and wild herbs.  If you prefer something with extra health benefits, this vintage might be right for you.

2015

This wine features the most incredible black and red fruit layers. A glass of this vintage will be perfect for you if you enjoy something with sweet spice and aroma of mint and sage. Its savory and juicy taste comes from minerality and pureness.

2016

This vintage has an almost purple appearance with many aromatic layers. Though it is decidedly tannic, its bright acidity gives an elegant taste to the palate. This super-expressive wine offers tons of earthy aromas and flavors, such as black cherries and dried flowers. Though it’s incredibly refined, this wine will need several years to be in its best form.

Takeaway

There is no correct way to choose a good bottle of wine. All of it would still depend on your style and preference. However, if you want something that can give you the best wine experience, you would have to invest in it. While there are more affordable wine choices in the market, they may not always suit your taste. When choosing wine, the most important thing to do is pick what you like.

Scarlett Wells

Scarlett Wells

Wine Enthusiast

Scarlett Wells is a freelance writer and wine enthusiast. She is an active critique examining all levels of wine types so she can produce reviews and articles that will help guide every consumer in selecting the right kind of wine to drink. Aside from that, she wrote a lot of blogs maximizing the real usage of wines. In her free time, she reads a lot about food and beverage pairing in order to help her become an effective mentor inspiring everyone to maintain a fit and fab lifestyle.

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