2007 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2007 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 96

($225) Bright medium ruby. Strongly mineral aromas of black raspberry, cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and menthol, plus a whiff of Rutherford dust. Then silky, sexy and concentrated, with compelling inner-mouth perfume to the red and black fruit flavors complicated by loam and minerals. Very light on its feet. There's an essentially gentle character to this wine but also sneaky intensity, excellent grip and a serious spine for aging. The very rich, mineral-driven finish offers substantial but utterly sweet tannins and lovely lingering perfume. There's very little raisining at this site in Rutherford as the fairly rich soils have good moisture-holding capacity and the hills to the west block the late-afternoon sun. A beauty now, but it would be a shame not to give this some time to blossom in the bottle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 100

Scarecrow's inky/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a prodigious effort. It reveals a liqueur of crushed rocks intermixed with a smorgasbord of spring flower, blueberry, creme de cassis, and assorted blue, black, and red fruit characteristics. It also possesses extraordinary concentration, but what sets it apart is the fragrant aromatics combined with uncommon purity and elegance for such a full-bodied, massively concentrated wine. Its perfect balance suggests it can be drunk at a relatively young age, but it should easily evolve over 30-35 years. Congratulations to all involved!

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 186

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Wine Spectator | 97

Firm, fresh, intense and vibrant, exhibiting a minerally crushed rock flavor and a texture mixed with ripe currant, plum and blackberry, with a dash of mocha-laced oak. Full-bodied, with floral scents and elegant balance. Firms on the finish, where the tannins provide grip for the flavors.

Drink Dates: 2010-2022
Author: James Laube


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Score: 98
Author: Freelen
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 11/12/2014
Amazing depth, clarity and precision on this ripe yet balanced Napa cab.

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Score: 98
Author: Dougobrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/21/2012
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Score: 97
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/13/2012
Tasted with a 2007 John Anthony Reserve. Virtual tie. Outstanding wine...every sip was an experience.

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Score: 99
Author: CaymanSomm
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/27/2010

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Score: 96
Author: WineRyan
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/25/2010
Very deep dark red color. Really intriguing nose: great fruit and spice notes. Many layers. Good medium to strong tannin and fruit level. Silky smooth, very round on palate. Long finish. $225 on release.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2011 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)

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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