Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
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.
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!
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 give the flavors wonderful traction.
Full ruby-red. Powerful minerality gives definition to the aromas of blueberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. At once pliant and penetrating, with utterly palate-saturating yet refined flavors of dark fruits, bitter chocolate and graphite. This utterly complete cabernet has a texture of liquid silk. Finishes extremely long, with noble tannins that coat the front teeth. As rental agreements on some additional acreage expire in 2009, this estate plans to introduce a second wine. Range: 94-97
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John Daniel Jr. took the helm at Inglenook in 1939, determined to restore the label to pre-Prohibition standing and produce world-class Bordeaux-style wines. In 1945,... View More