• LuxNapa.com wrote: 99 points

    January 23, 2022 - Long-lasting cascade of red and black fruits. Scarecrow never disappoints. . .

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  • AEROSMITH wrote: 99 points

    January 7, 2022 - had this new years eve with family and it was AMAZING !! Lots of years left to go and smooth as velvet . drinking well right now or wait 20 + more years .

  • KenK Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 23, 2021 - On a night of riches, this was the wine of the night. This was slow oxed for several hours after a partial decant. A real stunner, this was surprisingly so drinkable and delicious. Big and bold, dark and ripe, chocolate and spice, this was powerful yet well defined and balanced. Sweet tannins and well integrated structure added a sense of freshness. A purity to the rich fruit and real sense of breed throughout. This was missing nothing, except a perhaps a few more years. Highly drinkable and surprisingly already delicious. Everyone wanted multiple pours of this beauty. Bravo!

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  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 18, 2021 - Bottle 3/3. Similar notes to last time. Red and orange fruit nose and chocolate and dark fruit palate with long smooth finish and some volcanic notes. Really well made and smooth wine but only marginally better than M Etain from the same vintage IMHO. 96-97

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  • 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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  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 4, 2021 - Poured a tasting gass, decanted remainder. On pop n pour the tasting glass exhibited a powerful bouquet of redcurrant and smoke, almost mistaken for a right bank style. Palate tight but bright red color and red fruit with high acidity. When we sat down nearly 1.5 hours later the colour had darkened, as had the nose and palate, very syrupy fruit with a beautifully balanced finish of red fruit, black fruit. The first glass was the best as the wine started closing up so it seems the best way to drink this is only a very short decant. 96-97

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 96 points

    July 27, 2021 - Vice Versa weekend and dinner: Dusty red berry, purple plum, currant, earth, and some embers. I much appreciated this wine more since my last having it back in January 2020. This bottle takes a short bit of time to open up, but the sophistication is starting to finally show here. As others are aware, this carries an old-world component that keys-in squarely on its terroir and more medium stylistic display of the varietal. It tastes expensive, though it is a little strait-laced and shy on the finish still, with a medium expansion of flavor. The grip and frame over-flex here and there, letting you know that youth is still in control here. Ideally, hold bottles for another 5+ years.

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  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 99 points

    March 25, 2021 - Pop and pour at El Gaucho to celebrate immunity day. I like to avoid decanting these when drunk young because they tend to have a magical evolution both in the mouth and as the evening progresses. Each vintage of Scarecrow is a little different and this one definitely had some notes of youth: marzipan or vitamin C at times but not in a bad way. On the nose, glorious sweet herbal acid surprisingly Old-World-like. As I mentioned, the palate kept evolving but the expected pure, light blackcurrant formed the backbone. While lighter bodied than most cults, this vintage is showing more masculine than some others, again not in a bad way. We may have missed the very magical early showing of this vintage but it certainly lived up to expectations tonight. Here comes the sun.

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  • Niagara wrote: 97 points

    November 30, 2020 - Amazing. Tasting this is like the moment the Wizard of Oz changes from black and white to color.

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  • beau11 wrote: 99 points

    October 3, 2020 - Nose of black cherry, burnt embers. From pnp this was amazing out of the gate, Drank over 3 hours and there was no change. Delicious medoly of blue and black fruits. This is full bodied with sweet tannin and no hard edges.

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