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El Silencio Joven Mezcal

El Silencio Joven Mezcal Joven Review

El Silencio Joven Mezcal, is an artisanal, hand crafted spirit made in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca by Master Mezcalier Pedro Hernández, a ninth-generation “Maestro Mezcalero”. El Silencio produces only “Premium” and “Super-premium” 100% Agave Mezcal. As an organic Mezcal, we use only the finest and carefully selected 10-12 year old Agaves, our products are handmade in small batches resulting in the smoothest, most elegant, and delightfully complex expressions in the market. El Silencio’s production does not involve any additives or industrial processes. The result is a craft spirit of the highest quality with an infinite range of flavors, dimensions, and character.
As an organic Mezcal, El Silencio’s production does not involve any additives or industrial processes. The result is a craft spirit of the highest quality with an infinite range of flavors, dimensions, and character.

The harvest takes place when the plant is fully matured, at about eight to twelve years. After removing the leaves (or paddles) with a machete only the pineapple shaped heart remains.

Cooking the pineapple is then chopped to pieces and cooked in a stone pit anchored into the ground. The cooking duration is three to five full days.

The Tahona Grind is when shrapnel remains are split again and put to a grinding stone (Tahona), which is pulled by a horse or mule.

Fermentation, after the grind, the resulting mash (bagaso) is poured into large wooden vats. Natural spring water is added. The mixture now becomes “mosto” which begins to generate its own alcohol.

Copper Distillation, the mosto is then double distilled in copper stills (alambiques) where the alcohol is vaporized and transformed into Mezcal.

Robb Report – Lightning in a Bottle
Beverly Hills Awards – Gold Medal Winner 2014

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Screaming Eagle 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Review

Screaming Eagle 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Average $2,500 ($1,900 to $7,495)

Opening up a bottle of Screaming Eagle 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon is always a great night. The ratings are always consistently high yet if I were rating this wine tonight it would be 100%, my research shows drink within the next 10 years, why wait. Tasting notes from everyone tonight, delicious, amazingly complex and purely textured, this wine is structured perfectly with silky tannin, spice, fruit, bright, hints of smoke, licorice, perfectly balanced, finesse, refined, intense, full bodied and very approachable. Outstanding with the main course, steak and garden vegetables, a perfect pairing at an outdoor setting area next to the fire.

Facts- There was only 800, 12-bottle cases made.

Vintage – 2004
Producer – Screaming Eagle
Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon
Region – California
Sub Region – Napa Valley
Appellation – Oakville
Country – USA
Color – Dark Ruby Red, Violet, Purple Color
Nose – Sweet cassis aromas, black raspberry, ripe cherry, mocha, smoke, some licorice, vanilla, cassis and hint of camphor.
Notes – Balanced, pure, beautifully textured, opulent, and forward.
Finish – It does tighten, with a long persistent finish.

Over all vintages this was the 50th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year, search rank last month was 33rd. The Wine-Searcher score of 94/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Cellar Tracker – 95/100
Stephen Tanzer – 94/100
Robert Parker – 95/100
Wine Spectator -94/100
Price History over the last 5 years – $2,000-$2,500

2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon was made in Oakville, Napa Valley by far some of the most expensive viticultural real estate in the area. Bottled by screaming Eagle Alcohol 14.8% By Volume.

Screaming Eagle, the most asked question is always about taste, quality, price, and do they all measure up? I have a one word answer, “perfection”.

Front of Bottle 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
Front of Bottle 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
Back of Bottle 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
Back of Bottle 2004 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

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