Scarecrow

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.473 ratings
9.316 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
Bill Bender

Doing it’s silky chocolate cherries thing it does so well. Delicious fleshy fruit, some vanilla and graphite. Depth and finish aren’t on par with other vintages of Scarecrow I’ve had.

Doing it’s silky chocolate cherries thing it does so well. Delicious fleshy fruit, some vanilla and graphite. Depth and finish aren’t on par with other vintages of Scarecrow I’ve had.

May 19th, 2019
Barry Schuler

Owner Meter Vineyard

8.8

This one actually has a brain and is very clear that it wants you to know it is the smartest in the room.

This one actually has a brain and is very clear that it wants you to know it is the smartest in the room.

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2013
Eric Hwang

A little tight on the nose but so big on the palate. Big black fruit, dusty chocolate and still firm tannins. Fantastic!

A little tight on the nose but so big on the palate. Big black fruit, dusty chocolate and still firm tannins. Fantastic!

Dec 6th, 2015
Bill Bender

Uncorked and audozed for 2 hours. 90 minute decant. Engaging nose of expresso and cacao powder. Young but wiling. Warm velvety entry, dark cherry, mocha, sage. Balance. Smooth on smooth. Scarecrow is in a Napa class that only Schrader can challenge right now. Just seamless, structurally sound beauty.

Uncorked and audozed for 2 hours. 90 minute decant. Engaging nose of expresso and cacao powder. Young but wiling. Warm velvety entry, dark cherry, mocha, sage. Balance. Smooth on smooth. Scarecrow is in a Napa class that only Schrader can challenge right now. Just seamless, structurally sound beauty.

Sep 16th, 2015
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Impressive

Impressive

Dec 7th, 2014
Peter Godoff

Verticals of '09 & '10 just mouthful full

Verticals of '09 & '10 just mouthful full

Apr 26th, 2014
Jordan Gianelli

Unfortunately it lived up to the hype. But not the price. Wickedly soft and pure, rich but not too bold, tons of rocks and the nose has a semi sweet caramel toffee tone on the way way back. Good stuff. Solid wine. Over priced, but it's what I expected. Good but not life changing.

Unfortunately it lived up to the hype. But not the price. Wickedly soft and pure, rich but not too bold, tons of rocks and the nose has a semi sweet caramel toffee tone on the way way back. Good stuff. Solid wine. Over priced, but it's what I expected. Good but not life changing.

Dec 3rd, 2013
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

8.5

A wee bit better than second flight, but hardly mind blowing. Well made, but not for price

A wee bit better than second flight, but hardly mind blowing. Well made, but not for price

Oct 31st, 2013
Casey Tatham

Needs years.

Needs years.

Jul 13th, 2013
Nikki Eliason

Wow! Amazing wine

Wow! Amazing wine

Jan 12th, 2013