Scarecrow

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.571 ratings
9.414 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Rich, ripe and full throttle. I’m describing @Kimberly Anderson but the scarecrow was all of that and in a phenomenal place. Lots of power and ample grace here. A special wine. I lobbied Kim for a BBB style cleavage pic and Chad was down for it, but she demurred....and it was 18 degrees outside so I get it.

Rich, ripe and full throttle. I’m describing @Kimberly Anderson but the scarecrow was all of that and in a phenomenal place. Lots of power and ample grace here. A special wine. I lobbied Kim for a BBB style cleavage pic and Chad was down for it, but she demurred....and it was 18 degrees outside so I get it.

Dec 8th, 2018
Ian Blackburn

No shocker - this was the wine of the day. So much content it stained the glass! Rich, ripe, cassis, vanilla creme brûlée, textural old vine fruits, layers of oak, toast, and ample tannin to balance and evoke bewilderment and praise! 99 points - one of the best Scarecrow efforts I have witnessed...a stunning wine 1st place Winner vs Nobel Bordeaux competitor in France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

No shocker - this was the wine of the day. So much content it stained the glass! Rich, ripe, cassis, vanilla creme brûlée, textural old vine fruits, layers of oak, toast, and ample tannin to balance and evoke bewilderment and praise! 99 points - one of the best Scarecrow efforts I have witnessed...a stunning wine 1st place Winner vs Nobel Bordeaux competitor in France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

3 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Bill Bender

Dark violet hues. An incredibly lush and silky wine, rich pure dark fruits, floral notes and sweet bruised fig. The balance sets it apart. Everything has its place.

Dark violet hues. An incredibly lush and silky wine, rich pure dark fruits, floral notes and sweet bruised fig. The balance sets it apart. Everything has its place.

May 28th, 2017
Danielle Price

Owner Maison du Prix Wines, Cofounder Coup de Foudre, Former Executive Director of Wine Wynn Resorts

9.7

Expressive bouquet of spring flowers, cherry galette & vanilla notes. Pure vibrant red fruits, perfect acid/tannin balance - long finish. Drinking awesome now & will age for many years to come.

Expressive bouquet of spring flowers, cherry galette & vanilla notes. Pure vibrant red fruits, perfect acid/tannin balance - long finish. Drinking awesome now & will age for many years to come.

Apr 17th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Wasn't thrilled with the vegetal aromas but the black and blue fruits and dusty flavors redeem this wine. Not at all like the last Scarecrow I tasted.

Wasn't thrilled with the vegetal aromas but the black and blue fruits and dusty flavors redeem this wine. Not at all like the last Scarecrow I tasted.

Feb 8th, 2015
Laura LoPresti

Chalky cocoa violets on the nose, I just want to devour this wine whole

Chalky cocoa violets on the nose, I just want to devour this wine whole

Feb 8th, 2015
Charles Schneider

A little precursor for the trip back to KS this week.

A little precursor for the trip back to KS this week.

Dec 31st, 2013
Jordan Gianelli

I felt the wine was a little too ripe almost pruned, but the group loved it. Maybe best on its own, not in a comparative. Too fat for me.

I felt the wine was a little too ripe almost pruned, but the group loved it. Maybe best on its own, not in a comparative. Too fat for me.

Dec 3rd, 2013
Anna Sangiacomo

So happy to ring in the New Year with this amazing wine.

So happy to ring in the New Year with this amazing wine.

Jan 1st, 2019
Barbie Fiallo

Winner!!!!!! We had some amazing wines this night! Elegant and complex! Well done @Celia Welch !!!!

Winner!!!!!! We had some amazing wines this night! Elegant and complex! Well done @Celia Welch !!!!

Dec 20th, 2018