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Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Scarecrow

Crafted from the oldest, most balanced and most intensely flavorful Cabernet lots grown on the J. J. Cohn Estate, this impressive wine shows dark aromas of spiced plums, blackberries, mocha and cassis. Its dark complexity is equally evident on the palate, where the wine is at once refreshing and somewhat mysterious. The layers of complex flavors reveal themselves with time in the glass, shifting and swirling between bright fruit and dark vanilla/caramel tones.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Rutherford
Vineyard designation:
J. J. Cohn Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
98

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Aging:
French oak barrels (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
2000

Reviews

  • "98 points. The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon included fruit from the 2-acre, old vine parcel that is nearly 70 years of age. It boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious notes of spring flowers, blackberries, black raspberries and wet rocks. The wine’s gravelly minerality and spectacular opulence and density make it an instant classic. This massive, full-bodied 2012 should drink beautifully for 15-20+ years. It showed incredibly well last year, and it still reveals the potential to possibly merit a 3-digit score – it’s that special." (Wine Advocate)
  • "96 points. A compelling, exotic beauty, the 2012 Scarecrow impresses for its power and intensity. White flowers, spices and new leather wrap around a core of dark fruit as this imposing, structured Cabernet Sauvignon opens up in the glass. The 2012 needs time in bottle to drop some baby fat and develop more aromatic nuance, but it is absolutely captivating, even today." (vinous)

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