Screaming Eagle Winery is one of the most well-known and exclusive “cult cab” producers in Napa, California. Founded in 1986 by former real estate agent Jean Phillips, Screaming Eagle Vineyards is located in the heart of Oakville AVA and produces some of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world according to our Screaming Eagle ratings. Their inaugural 1992 vintage received 99 points from Robert Parker providing the Screaming Eagle wines with an immediate following and distinction of quality. Renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett was brought on board from the beginning and her extensive winemaking experience played a crucial role in Screaming Eagle’s early success. The vineyard is approximately 50 acres in size and production remains extremely limited at around 500 cases a year, which is one of the reasons these wines are so scarce and expensive. In 2006 Screaming Eagle was sold to business partners Stan Kroenke and Charles Banks, who in turn brought in winemaker Andy Erickson and David Abreu to handle the vineyard management. Our Screaming Eagle reviews also note their sister winery Jonata, located in Santa Ynez Valley, offers much of the same Screaming Eagle quality but at a fraction of the cost.