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2009 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 29
brianngibson wrote: (96 points)
August 21, 2016 - No decant, but consumed over 4 hours. Dark fruit, cassis, plum ... Tobacco, licorice, and a bit of chocolate on the finish. Long soothing finish on the palate. First class.
texag96 Likes this wine: (94 points)
July 24, 2016 - Needs at least another 5 years. Drank after an hour of decanting and wasn't even starting to open up. Great now and will be even better after resting.
July 15, 2016 - Another fabulous wine. Deep ruby look with a breathtaking nose full of a bouquet of red fruits. Finish was amazing! This wine is worth every penny! Totally legit!
slywka7 Likes this wine: (98 points)
June 4, 2016 - Decanted for 2 hours. This had the classic Rutherfird dust on the nose with blackberry, sweet cherry, iron and some plum. On the palate this had some nice blackberry, cherry, currant, kirsch and iron. Ended with a super long finish of almost a minute. Was really flirting with perfection. Just a great sensory experience!
SoCalScribe wrote: (89 points)
June 2, 2016 - Tasted after an hour decant. Very intense dark berries and cassis on the nose, with oak notes on the back end. Ripe and concentrated blackberries on the palate - briefly was reminded of a ruby port before the tannins kicked in which are still quite grippy. Long finish. For the hype behind the wine I have to say I was quite let down. Perhaps it is still too young and still not as harmonious as it could be, but I would easily take hundred acre over this, or even a cheaper option like Paradigm or Plumpjack. Just a little too over extracted for my taste.
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By Richard Jennings
4/6/2013 (link) 96 points
(Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon) Saturated very dark ruby color; appealing, ripe blackberry, blueberry, ripe plum, tar, mocha nose; deep black fruit, tart black currant, tart blackberry, wild berry, nutmeg, caramel palate with blueberry notes, good balance and sweet, firm tannins; needs 4-plus years; long finish (15.3% alcohol)
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Scarecrow
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Rutherford
- Pending Delivery 35 (1%)
- In Cellars 2,077 (77%)
- Consumed 596 (22%)
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