Scarecrow

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.560 ratings
9.516 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Intense and fruity. Tangy blackcurrant and a bit jammy but good fruit.

Intense and fruity. Tangy blackcurrant and a bit jammy but good fruit.

Nov 20th, 2019
Matt

Everything a cult Cabernet should be. Very high quality yet integrated new oak, ultra-ripe and silky tannin, mouth-coating and voluptuous fruit, layered, and very lengthy. Seamless from attack to finish. The richness evident on front, mid, and back palate. showing some muscles under its fine velvet profile, very gorgeous. Aromatically not the most compelling with its high alcohol and elevated VA, all palate here though. However beneath the noise is some beautiful oak, exotic spices, and floral notes, still very complex just lacking a touch of detail. ‘Murica

Everything a cult Cabernet should be. Very high quality yet integrated new oak, ultra-ripe and silky tannin, mouth-coating and voluptuous fruit, layered, and very lengthy. Seamless from attack to finish. The richness evident on front, mid, and back palate. showing some muscles under its fine velvet profile, very gorgeous. Aromatically not the most compelling with its high alcohol and elevated VA, all palate here though. However beneath the noise is some beautiful oak, exotic spices, and floral notes, still very complex just lacking a touch of detail. ‘Murica

Jul 4th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

My first Scarecrow. Only had a glass, but that was enough for me to feel good about staying on the waitlist. Powerful and concentrated blackberry-rhubarb slide down the middle of the palate with teeth and cheek staining tannins that highlight the cedar nose and blueberry sweet finish.

My first Scarecrow. Only had a glass, but that was enough for me to feel good about staying on the waitlist. Powerful and concentrated blackberry-rhubarb slide down the middle of the palate with teeth and cheek staining tannins that highlight the cedar nose and blueberry sweet finish.

Apr 28th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Scarecrow needs no introduction. This was still incredibly tannic but it was obvious what a beauty it will become. Needed a very long decant (which it didn't get), but the potential here is amazing.

Scarecrow needs no introduction. This was still incredibly tannic but it was obvious what a beauty it will become. Needed a very long decant (which it didn't get), but the potential here is amazing.

Jul 8th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

This wine scares more than crows.

This wine scares more than crows.

Jun 25th, 2016
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.0

Elegant & plush. Beautiful dark fruits. Cabernet shines like a star in #rutherford

Elegant & plush. Beautiful dark fruits. Cabernet shines like a star in #rutherford

Feb 8th, 2015
Mark Freund

Youthful, ripe and delicious. Amazingly unevolved for a 10 yr old wine. Kirsch, soft integrated tannins, fine balance and length. While obviously ripe at 15.4%, alcohol is not obvious nor is the wine hot.

Youthful, ripe and delicious. Amazingly unevolved for a 10 yr old wine. Kirsch, soft integrated tannins, fine balance and length. While obviously ripe at 15.4%, alcohol is not obvious nor is the wine hot.

Jan 5th, 2015
Luis Mejia

Bitter sweet feeling to open them though!

Bitter sweet feeling to open them though!

Aug 23rd, 2014
Richard Jennings

Delicious, structured, balanced, from old vines in large part. Possibly my favorite Napa Cab.

Delicious, structured, balanced, from old vines in large part. Possibly my favorite Napa Cab.

Dec 23rd, 2013
Eric Hwang

Rich and powerful and deserving much better than the burgers we ate with it. That said, it was simply sublime.

Rich and powerful and deserving much better than the burgers we ate with it. That said, it was simply sublime.

Oct 19th, 2013