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2008 Scarecrow

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2008 Scarecrow from Scarecrow, USA

A milestone of Napa Valley Cabernet, the 2008 Scarecrow from Scarecrow is a testament to Californian viticulture in its finest iteration—balancing power with finesse, concentration with elegance. Expertly crafted by Celia Welch, one of America's distinguished winemakers, this extraordinary vintage incorporates an enviable blend of opulence and vibrancy.


Fine wine investment siren

As serious investors know, the Scarecrow label is not just about taste, it's also about rarity and exclusivity. This has attracted astute fine wine investors globally, making each release a highly anticipated event. The impact of vine age is crucial here – the old 'See Clone' Cabernet vines contribute heavily to the robust concentration and distinctive character. Exemplifying 'exceptional scarcity value', it's little wonder this wine has piqued the interest of savvy collectors.

The 2008 vintage is a knockout; with sumptuous blackberry and dark cherry notes braided into its sophisticated frame, it’s a tour de force in expert winemaking.


Napa Valley elegance encapsulated

The 2008 growing season was one of full maturity and richness that resulted in wines with superb structure and opulent fruit characteristics. It was a year where weather conditions provided a generous ripening period, adding another layer of complexity to this highly acclaimed producer's wines.

The 2008 Scarecrow unleashes waves of velvety cassis, earthy undertones and subtle notes of cigar box and vanilla on the palate – a masterful blend resonating with experienced and novice palates alike.

This captivating Cabernet delivers more than just a wine; it offers an exploration of Napa’s age-worthy profundity, marking it as a must-consider for those eyeing profitable leaps in the world of fine wine investments. The 2008 Scarecrow, while intensely compelling today, has the chronology to evolve admirably over the next decade or more.

An exciting expression of an extraordinary vintage in the Napa Valley, the 2008 Scarecrow from Scarecrow is undeniably one of the spectacular investment-grade wines from USA. Let its magnificent breadth and agelessness be a chorus to your fine wine portfolio.

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After a perfect wine in 2007, I suppose the 2008 is something of a letdown. A hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon (800 cases), this is still an outstanding wine, with classic graphite, creme de cassis, blueberry and floral notes all well-presented in the perfumed aromatics of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine. It has some noticeable tannins to be resolved and is not as seamless and flawless as the monumental 2007. Nevertheless, this is a gorgeous wine to drink over the next 20+ years. Tel. (707) 963-3361; Fax (707) 968-9367

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2010

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