2013 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1250024 100 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The prodigious 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, including fruit from some of the oldest Cabernet vines still in existence in Napa. This full-bodied classic displays notes of forest floor, earth, crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice and some pen ink. It is dense, full-bodied, prodigiously rich, massive in intensity, yet relatively light on its feet. This great ballerina of a wine has extraordinary ripeness but pulls back from the edge before going over the top. There are 1,000 cases of this classic, which should age effortlessly for 30+ years. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2015)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2013 Scarecrow is magnificent. Rich, opulent and intense, the 2013 is a prototypical modern Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with tons of ripeness, no hard edges and exceptional polish. A host of ferrous, savory notes abound, but as usual here, Scarecrow is really about the whole package. The 2013 is still recovering from its recent bottling, but it is pretty special, even at this early stage. (AG) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A dense, muscle-bound style that gives no quarter, with rich, chewy, grainy, extracted chocolate, dark berry, graphite and cedar flavors, balanced by aromatic notes of cassis and dark berry. Offers a gutsy, tannic texture, but shows a glimpse of elegance and refinement that time should reward. No rush here. (JL) Inner quote mark (10/2016)

K&L Notes

Scarecrow is the product of the vineyards of the legendary J.J. Cohn (the film production legend behind The 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 St. George rootstock of these incredibly old vines now produce the fruit for Scarecrow.

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