2005 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2005 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 95(+?)

($150) Good deep ruby. Pungent aromas of liqueur-like cassis and blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and camphor; a real essence of cabernet sauvignon. Juicy, pure and penetrating, with a mouthwatering quality to the crushed berry, violet and bitter chocolate flavors thanks to lively acidity and firm underlying minerality. This extremely young wine really coats the mouth with flavor. Began quite closed but showed increasing density and sweetness as it opened in the glass. The finish features superb palate-saturating tannins and an uncanny vibrating quality. A wonderfully aromatic wine that should improve in bottle for many years.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 96

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon goes from strength to strength. Beautiful notes of crushed rocks, white flowers, and blue, red, and black fruits form a complex, compelling set of aromatics. The wine reveals superb richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel, excellent integration of acidity, wood, and tannin, and a terrific finish. This beautiful 2005 is already displaying some secondary nuances, and it should drink splendidly well for 2-3 decades.

Drink Dates: 2008-2038
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 96

Combines power with finesse and purity of flavor. Ripe, with fleshy, juicy wild berry, plum and black cherry fruit that's supple and polished, rich and concentrated, with a long, deep, focused and persistent finish that keeps repeating the fruit themes.

Drink Dates: 2009-2018
Author: James Laube
Issue: Web

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Vinfolio | 98

Shows a vibrant robe of garnet/ruby in the glass. The nose is pomegranate, cedar, dark chocolate, black raspberry and salty black currant. The palate is lush and enveloping on entry and absolutely loaded with velvet-like structure that coats the mouth. There is a complex purity to this wine; concentrated and sophisticated, absolutely seamless and captivating. Showing flavors of integrated blackberry, chocolate, currant, camphor, graphite and espresso. It keeps coming like a steam engine through a tunnel - getting bigger as time passes. This wine demands decanting for at least 2 hours prior to enjoyment.

Drink Dates: 2009-2025
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Score: 97
Author: Hal
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/24/2014
Score: 94
Author: WineStorm
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/04/2010
Very nice cab with impressive body and deep tanins. Should age wonderfully.

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Score: 95
Author: Christopher T893
Tasted On: 09/26/2010
Score: 96
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/07/2010
Site Blog: mac_h Young (From 2010 To 2020)
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Author: Anonymous Author
Tasted On: 06/24/2010
Price is for vertical - 2005-2007 with scarecrow crate.
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About This Producer


Sourced from the 60-year-old vines off Bret Lopez's JJ Cohn Vineyard in Rutherford, and made by Celia Welch, this wine became a legend in just three short years. The vines were planted in 1945 by JJ Cohn (Lopez's Grandfather) in response to neighbor and Inglenook Manager John Daniel's post-war behest to plant vines to service the coming demand. These original St. George-rooted, non-trellised "old men" continue to produce world-class fruit for world-class wine. Scarecrow is named after the character in The Wizard of Oz, as Cohn was Chief Production Executive at MGM pictures in the 1930s, when the movie was made. Lopez spent his summers as a boy at the vineyard and relishes the memories from that time. He and wife, Mimi Deblasio, reside in the original house at the vineyard.

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