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2016 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Scarecrow, Rutherford, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£1,800.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Rutherford
Producer Scarecrow
Vintage 2016
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.9%
Format 3x75cl
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
Stock 3 cases (in stock and available immediately)

100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (October 2018)

Scarecrow is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two acres of old vines planted in 1945 by John Daniel and dry farmed. Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes sashaying out of the glass with tantalizing notions of violets, lavender, Black Forest cake, mulberries, tobacco leaf and fragrant earth with a core of warm cassis, kirsch, Chinese five spice, rose hip tea and cedar chest. The palate is full-bodied and super concentrated yet possesses great energy with vibrant red and black fruits and loads of mineral accents, framed by very ripe, super fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long with the most incredible perfume. Hedonistically, undeniably and deliciously perfect. 2,000 cases are to be made, to be released in the spring of 2019.

98 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (December 2018)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Scarecrow is another positively riveting wine from this benchmark estate and longtime winemaker Celia Welch. Powerful and explosive on the palate, with tremendous energy, the 2016 has so much to offer. A rush of graphite, smoke, leather and tobacco builds as this beautifully layered, nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon shows why Scarecrow is one of Napa Valley's very finest vineyard sites. Just bottled a few weeks before this tasting, the 2016 is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine. Don't miss it!

100 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (January 2019)

Scheduled to be released in March of this year, the deep ruby-colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon would give the 2015 Château Margaux (that’s what leaped into my head as I tasted this) a run for its money and is an utterly perfect bottle of wine that does everything right. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from very old, dry farmed vines in what was previously known as the J.J. Cohn Vineyard, its deep purple color is followed by a heavenly perfume of blueberries, spring flowers, lead pencil, exotic spices, and graphite. Slightly more focused and poised than the M. Etain release, with full body, ultra-fine tannins, and no hard edges, it’s a wine of incredible elegance paired with remarkable intensity, and it’s rare to find a wine that marries both so effortlessly. As with the vast majority of truly great Cabernet Sauvignons, it’s great today and will be great in 30 years.

Format Packaging Stock Price Status
1x150cl OWC 1 case £1,850.00 In Bond View
Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2017 3x75cl OWC 2 cases £1,700.00 In Bond View
2017 1x150cl OWC 1 case £1,600.00 In Bond View
2015 6x75cl OWC 2 cases £3,500.00 In Bond View
2015 3x75cl OWC 10+ cases £1,750.00 In Bond View
2015 1x150cl OWC 4 cases £1,700.00 In Bond View
2014 3x75cl OWC 10+ cases £1,950.00 In Bond View
2014 1x150cl OWC 6 cases £2,050.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC 10+ cases £2,000.00 In Bond View
2013 6x75cl OWC 3 cases £4,000.00 In Bond View
2013 1x150cl OWC 1 case £2,250.00 In Bond View
2012 12x75cl OWC 1 case £5,800.00 In Bond View
2012 3x75cl OWC 10+ cases £1,450.00 In Bond View
2012 1x150cl OWC 1 case £1,600.00 In Bond View
2011 3x75cl OWC 2 cases £1,200.00 In Bond View
2010 3x75cl OWC 6 cases £1,500.00 In Bond View
2009 3x75cl OWC 2 cases £1,350.00 In Bond View
2008 3x75cl OWC 1 case £1,800.00 In Bond View
2007 3x75cl OWC 1 case £2,450.00 In Bond View