Scarecrow 2009, 750ml
"Put your seatbelts on for the 2009 Scarecrow, which should end up rivaling their prodigious 2007. A wine of great intensity, an opaque purple color, a mind-blowing nose of almost liquid flowers intermixed with crushed rock, blueberry, blackberry, and cassis, the wine has terrific minerality, laser-like focus, and a stacked-and-packed palate that builds incrementally like a 20-story skyscraper. This is truly prodigious stuff and an early candidate for the wine of the vintage. Moreover, it should be relatively precocious in its youth given the sweet tannins, and last for 20-25 years."