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2005 Scarecrow

By Scarecrow

2005 Scarecrow from Scarecrow, Napa Valley, USA

In the chronicles of fine wines from the USA, the uniqueness of 2005 Scarecrow from Scarecrow finds a special epoch. Born in the acclaimed terroir of Napa Valley, this vintage displays the heart and soul of America's vineyard kingdom.


Vintage Velvet - A Taste to Remember

The 2005 Scarecrow boasts an impressive pedigree, being crowned as one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons that year. Displaying exquisite opulence and splendor, it effortlessly marries raw power with finesse. At first sip, you're drawn to its intricate amalgamation of ripe black cherries, minty freshness, and wafts of dark chocolate.

But what stands this wine from Scarecrow apart is its spellbinding maturity brought by the 2005 weather conditions. The optimal mild temperatures during nighttime and exaggerated day-time warmth have played a symphony, imbibing this vintage with an unparalleled complexity and depth.


The Heart of Napa Valley Exemplified

Napa Valley carries the reputation for cultivating some of the world's most notable Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, yet 2005 Scarecrow is an exemplary testament. The wine echoes its native valley's voice featuring a rich concentration that transcends into a seemingly endless finish. Sip after sip unveils hidden layers that not only impress but also subtly expose the distinctive attributes of its blessed vintage.

A pantheon among fine wines from USA, the 2005 Scarecrow offers a compelling proposition for wine investors. Its production in limited numbers encapsulates scarcity and demand factors; indicative of an enticing investment opportunity. That coupled with its aging potential instills confidence in its enduring splendour.


Concluding Remarks

In sum, the 2005 Scarecrow stands as a sterling ambassador of its particular vintage and the larger Scarecrow lineage. Its unrivaled sophistication and architectured complexity affirm it as an instance of exceptional wine-making. In tasting, investing or simply admiring, one is partaking in a slice of American wine history that symbolises the zenith of viticulture excellence.

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A candidate for one of the wines of the vintage, this stunning 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford includes in its blend some of the oldest Cabernet vines in existence in Napa Valley. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.4% alcohol, but believe it or not, it is strikingly elegant and pure, with laser-like precision. Inky, dark ruby/purple, with a stunning nose of forest floor, creme de cassis and a subtle, earthy minerality, the wine is built like a skyscraper, with a multidimensional mouthfeel and incredible complexity and richness, yet it never comes close to tasting heavy or overwrought. This is just a great terroir, great winemaking, and the results are profound. It seems to be drinkable now, but is capable of at least another 10-20 years of full-throttle pleasure. This is a superstar and a remarkable effort. Bravo!

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015

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