$2099.99 price per bottle Expert Advice
The world’s most iconic wine estates show vintage variation in degrees of excellence, and the Scarecrow estate vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley, is no exception. With this lovely offering from a rare season which exhibited more Bordeaux-like conditions than those typical to Napa Valley, we find the intense perfumed aromas that only a season with gentle temperatures can bring. How else can one explain the sudden appearance of sweet wafts of jasmine and gently crushed rose petal among the more prevalent ripe tones of dark cherry, vanilla and a touch of warm vanilla? These aromas show the gentle summer temperatures of 2011 to their fullest glory. On the palate, the warm, rich, silky broad texture of this fully ripe wine acclaims to all that this vineyard holds its own in every season. As soft and rich, as unmistakably Rutherford as one might find in any vintage, the finish of this juicy, fullbodied Cabernet shows the tremendous complexity and grace which makes the powerful flavors all the more appealing.
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