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2005 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Rutherford - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Rutherford

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2020 VF: 2009-2025

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Vinfolio

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.

Author Hal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 06/24/2014
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Author WineStorm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.417%
Tasted On 06/04/2010

Very nice cab with impressive body and deep tanins. Should age wonderfully.

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Author Christopher T893
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Tasted On 09/26/2010
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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.816%
Tasted On 07/07/2010

Young (From 2010 To 2020)

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating
Tasted On 06/24/2010

Price is for vertical - 2005-2007 with scarecrow crate.

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Author RDL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/19/2009
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Author Derald L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 68.75%
Tasted On 10/22/2009
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Author dougwilder
Site / Blog purely domestic wine report Trust Rating 98.558%
Tasted On 03/26/2009

Aromas: Spice box, pomegranate, cassis, plump raspberry, fleur de sel and chocolate Palate: Coffee, black currant, pencil lead, dark chocolate Impression: Complex purity ' hedonistic yet elegant, absolutely seamless and captivating

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Author dvaldosf
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/20/2009

This is a decent wine, but by no means is it worth more than $75. Fruit forward, and some structure, but it has a lot of heat. Lots of black currant and rasberry going on here.

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Author Matty
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/23/2009
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Decanted for 2 hours prior to consuming. Not the Napa fruit bomb that I was expecting. Balanced and smooth with a great nose of red fruit, cedar notes, and tasty finish. Good now, but it will reward those who can hold off for a few years.

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