Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Winery Notes: 

The 2017 Cabernet shows aromas of fresh cherries, aromatic cedar, bright raspberries, and hints of candied violets and cocoa notes. On the palate, the entry is broad, soft and balanced, showing serious weight but with mature tannins that add volume without adding a coarse texture. The finish displays plums, bright juicy fresh fruit, and a fresh floral/lavender lift.

Harvested completely by hand at night, between September 15 through October 6, 2017, this wine is entirely grown on the J.J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley. The fruit was destemmed, optically sorted, and fermented in small batches. After approximately 24 days on skins the wine was gently pressed and transferred to French Oak barrels, of which roughly 80% were new barrels. The wine was kept in these barrels for about 10 months, then assessed for quality before the final Scarecrow blend was created in Winter 2018. Returned to rest in oak for an additional 10 months, the wine was bottled in late July 2019 without fining or filtration. A total of 1,450 cases were produced.-- Scarecrow Winery, Michael Wolf

WA: Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Scarecrow opens with notions of warm cassis, baked plums, black raspberries and boysenberries with accents of dried mint, pencil shavings and fragrant soil plus a waft of cast iron pan. Full-bodied, rm and grainy, it has a solid backbone of fantastically ripe tannins and seamless freshness, nishing long and mineral laced.  2017 Scarecrow Rating 97 Release Price NA Drink Date 2022 - 2050 --  Lisa Perrotti-Brown Issue Date 31st Oct 2019 Source Issue 245 End of October 2019