2007 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wow, love the minerals, mint, and spices with dark fruits and currants. Full bodied and balanced, with amazing fruit, mint and eucalyptus notes. Long and intense give it three to five years. Such depth and balance. I have tasted this twice now, and it gets better and better. This was the last time.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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! (RP)
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.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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...A beauty now, but it would be a shame not to give this some time to blossom in the bottle. (ST)
Scarecrow is the product of the vineyards of the legendary J.J. Cohn (think Wizard of Oz), and the name pays tribute to him. The vineyards are equally remarkable and storied. When John Daniel, Jr., convinced his neighbor J.J. Cohn to plant these vineyards in 1945, he may have known the potential. The vineyards provided fruit for many spectacular wines including the early and magnificent Inglenook Cabernets, and later for many of the iconic Napa Cabs of more modern times. The pre-phylloxera St-George rootstock and incredible old vines now produce the fruit for Scarecrow.