2009 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Rutherford
Drink between 2013 - 2025
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • soyhead wrote:

    October 24, 2014 - Decanted for several hours
    Nose - sweet, maple, brambleberry
    Mouth - big wine. Potpourri of red and dark fruits. Quite concentrated blackberry. A sweet Long lingering finish though of course it is fully dry. still fairly tannic. A tad oaky for my taste. My last bottle. Good wine but not the end-all-be-all. Hold if you can.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: (95 points)

    August 1, 2014 - The biggest cabernet in an evening of big boys (Colgin, David Arthur, Paul Hobbs, Dunn, etc.). This monster was simply overwhelming, with black forest cake flavors of chocolate, cherry and licorice. Still very young and a wild ride - hard to imagine what food pairs well here.

  • MJTed wrote: (94 points)

    April 5, 2014 - Decanted for 1 hour and paired with steaks at Flemings. Dranke this after a 1984 Dunn Howell Mountain for contrast.

    Exuberant, full bodied cab with an expansive silky mouthfeel. Dark fruit and licorice dominate the palate with a persistent finish of mint and earth. Very well balanced and seamless but needs to develop more complexity to merit a real first class rating. Improved over the course of 90 minutes; could improve with age.

  • Jmac56 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 15, 2014 - Full bodied with heavy acid and tannin.

  • brianngibson wrote: (95 points)

    September 29, 2013 - My first bottle from my first vintage on the list. Have a single bottle of 2007 bought for, a friend, but it will wait a few years.

    This was everything I hoped for, and good reason to continue to buy. Blackberry, licorice, and graphite. Very bold and full bodied. This will continue to be great for another decade or more, if so inclined.

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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)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Scarecrow
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1919 (82%)
  • Consumed 382 (16%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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