Scarecrow

Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Inaugural vintage 👍🏼🥩🌶, — 2 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

No way these will make it to the 20 year anniversary, drink up

Etude

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Jeremy Shanker
9.6

Final Tony Soter vintage. Vines plants in 1945, now the source for scarecrow. Absolutely epic. — 3 months ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Jeremy Shanker Thank you, I was not aware of the Scarecrow connection.

Ovid

Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

Not Araujo, but an in between and Scarecrow would be great to sample next to. — 2 years ago

John Rothermel
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Matt Duncan

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All very different places in Napa @Josh Weinstein Come to the winery next time you are in town!
Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein

Absolutely. Love your wine

Scarecrow

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.6

I’ve been fortunate to have tried a few vintages of Scarecrow, but have never had the opportunity to sit down and simply enjoy a bottle from start to finish. I acquired this 2012 with that exact intention (and also to share with my father-in-law, who is the reason I have a passion for wine).

A hallmark for Scarecrow (in my opinion) is a weightless gravitas. How Celia can craft a Cabernet that is consistently so elegant and supremely balanced is beyond me. 2012, being an excellent Napa vintage, and entering its 10yr age had me thinking this would be pop and pour…wrong! Lots of youthful exuberance here. More red/black than purple in the glass. Slightly high toned dark-berry fruits, currant, floral notes (violets) and graphite. The entry and mid-palate again have this gorgeous weight…added notes of dark cocoa and espresso, but mostly a balanced core of dark fruits. The finish sports quite a grip (even after two hours), but it sure was fun to still taste the wine almost 30 seconds later! Decant 2hrs if opening now, or hold for another 5-7yrs to enjoy this type of profile.
— a month ago

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Joshua Fisher

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I bought the new vintage for the wine list but because it’s allocated , I haven’t even tasted it!
I get 3 bottles a year …. Sometimes 6 if I beg the family
James Cahill

James Cahill

Thanks for the great guidance on this gem Shay.
Shay A

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@Joshua Fisher : Great bottle to have on a list! Lucky you if you can get 6. I’ve only been on the list a few years, but share my allocation with someone…definitely a pricey acquisition.

@James Cahill : My pleasure. Certainly a spectacular bottle to enjoy now, while only getting better!

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.4

On my first trip out to Napa (2015), Jarvis was one of the favorites, and so we went back in 2016 and again in 2018. We go to Napa every year, and it’s one of the only wineries we have visited multiple times.

This was part of a retrospective on 2012 Napa cabs, alongside Shafer HSS, Scarecrow, Morlet CdV, Bryant DB4, Dominus, Pulido Walker Melanson, Kapscandy, Buccella Cuvee Katrina Eileen and others. Definitely the most restrained.

For some reason, I always get a streak of green peppercorn on all of the reds from Jarvis. It’s not off putting, just a signature of the winemaking. I’ve never found these wines to be overblown/high alcohol. They aren’t quite Bordeaux like, but they are clearly in between current Napa style and a restrained bridge to Bordeaux. This 2012 was true to the above. Aromatics here has green peppercorn, tar, underripe black fruits and a very fragrant potpourri note. Even after being open a few hours this was strong with zippy acidity surrounded by pepper crusted blackberries, mocha, black cherries and even some leather (not Brett driven, though). Blind, maybe someone takes this to left bank Bordeaux in a ripe vintage…but the kiss of sweetness is hard to take away from Napa. Wonderfully delicious and complex Cabernet starting to enter a great drinking window.

— 5 months ago

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Paul K

Paul K

Hey @Shay A ! I’m going to be in Dallas the week of April 16th and was hoping we could share a bottle that Thursday, or Tuesday, night. Drop me best way to contact and coordinate if it works on your end! All the best -Eli
Shay A

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@Paul K : Cool! Send me a text and we’ll see if we can make it happen. 325.660.6180
Paul K

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👍

Scarecrow

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Delicious!!! — a month ago

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I’m sure!

Sine Qua Non

Pictures Grenache 2007

Generously shared by a new friend. Drank alongside 2013 Scarecrow. Definitely held its own. First SQN. Freaking love Grenache — 2 months ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Extremely surprising. Really excellent. Lots of fruit and power, yet purity and slight minerality. Reminded me of scarecrow a bit # — 4 months ago

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Yount Ridge Cellars

Epic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Wow!!! This is a great wine!! Dense and well structured, soft - medium tannins, tons of black and blue fruits with a hint of vanilla and savory herbs! Made by Celia Welch from Scarecrow — a year ago

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