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2013 Scarecrow

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A Diamond in the Fold: The 2013 Scarecrow from Scarecrow, Napa Valley

In the realm of spectacular Californian vintages, the 2013 Scarecrow from Scarecrow makes an indelible statement that rattles the senses and calls upon a chorus of superlatives. It is a testament to the craftsmanship of this esteemed producer who consistently manages to channel the exquisite potential of the region's deep-rooted vines into bottles of restrained grandeur.


The Emergence of Exceptional Nuance

Planted on distinctive loam soils, Scarecrow's Cabernet Sauvignon vines, averaging 70 years old, were spared no luxury in the moderately warm 2013 season. The climatic benefit was discernible in the structure of this wine - an iron fist cloaked in a velvet glove.

With its brooding, saturated ruby hue, 2013 Scarecrow invites us to plunge into a layered bouquet of luscious red currant, cassis, and blackberry interlaced with wafts of cedar and warm earth. One may be transfixed but barely prepared for what's to come upon tasting.


Classic Opulence meets Nuanced Complexity

Savouring the 2013 Scarecrow serves as a journey through a dreamscape of succulent dark fruits dancing alongside bittersweet chocolate, anise, graphite, and a multifaceted terroir expression. A wine retains its essence not just in taste but how it unfolds on the tongue, and recognized here is a harmonious correlation between firm yet fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity – bestowing longevity that fits hand-in-glove with graceful aging potential.

An investment in 2013 Scarecrow is an investment in a sublime representation of Napa Valley's viticulture. For those seeking a gem in their fine wines from the USA portfolio, Scarecrow is an essential notch on the collector's belt.


In *Vinum* Veritas

In truth, few wines possess the duality of being one of the finest expressions of their vintage yet enticingly ambrosial to the palate. The 2013 Scarecrow achieves this remarkably, crowning it as a paragon in the world’s pantheon of fine wines.

The Scarecrow’s allure lies in its meticulous cultivation - a seamless symphony of vintage and vine, forged by exceptional climatic conditions and an unparalleled understanding of terroir. An investment in the 2013 Scarecrow may well be one of the wisest decisions for connoisseurs and investors focusing on producents who have been consistent in delivering nectar that transcends borders and time.

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The prodigious 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, including fruit from some of the oldest Cabernet vines still in existence in Napa. This full-bodied classic displays notes of forest floor, earth, crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice and some pen ink. It is dense, full-bodied, prodigiously rich, massive in intensity, yet relatively light on its feet. This great ballerina of a wine has extraordinary ripeness but pulls back from the edge before going over the top. There are 1,000 cases of this classic, which should age effortlessly for 30+ years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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