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2016 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford

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Community Tasting Note

  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 13, 2021 - Decanted immediately before dinner which helped experience more of the evolution. First two glasses were the best with bright red fruit (brambleberry), some cherry, cassis, citrus or grapefruit and the second morphed with less fruit and more spice, aniseed, licorice, violets, and a finish of flowers. Beautiful and complex if not in your face. By the 2hr+ mark the wine faded a bit which again suggests pop n pour is best. 97 lot’s of facets to this wine and at times tasted more like a Cabernet Franc with the floral element. California meets Pauillac (?).

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5 Comments

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    8/13/21, 8:52 AM - Great review. Do you recall your favorite vintage of SC so far?

  • Lord of the Bottles commented:

    8/13/21, 10:21 AM - Thanks Sir, to be honest I’ve only had the ‘16 so can’t say. I have had a few vintages of M. Etain that were imported here, the ‘16 was probably the best (followed by the ‘14 then the ‘13). Maybe just vintage variation?

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    8/13/21, 10:32 AM - I finally opened a 12 after sitting on them for years. I remember it being quite nice. I friend recently brought a 14 to dinner but it was in a large group tasting and I already had palate fatigue. I'm still on the fence if SC is my jam. Always flip these guys if need be.

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    8/13/21, 10:32 AM - I finally opened a 12 after sitting on them for years. I remember it being quite nice. I friend recently brought a 14 to dinner but it was in a large group tasting and I already had palate fatigue. I'm still on the fence if SC is my jam. Always flip these guys if need be.

  • Lord of the Bottles commented:

    8/13/21, 11:08 AM - Totally agree. SC seems an excellent fruit/smooth Cab but at this price point…

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