2011 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Scarecrow, Rutherford, California, USA
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Acquired from the original owner, a Scarecrow mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Availability||1 case (in stock and available immediately)|
92 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2014)
Good ruby-red. Cassis, blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and a pungent mineral component on the vibrant nose. Denser than the estate's second wine, showing an attractively fine-grained texture but not quite the depth or sweetness of a top year here.
I find this youthfully closed today, with the wine's broad tannins in need of at least a few years of patience.