||99 RP - A staggeringly great wine from this iconic property in Rutherford, Scarecrow's 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts a dense ruby/purple color, a deep, rich, full-bodied style with perfect balance/equilibrium, stunning purity, lots of creme de cassis, minerality and floral notes, a persistent finish, and a staggering personality that is a sign of singularity as well as greatness. The finesse of the tannins is fabulous. The 2004 Scarecrow is a shade behind the 2003 but this is still a gorgeous wine with deep ruby/purple color a wonderfully sweet nose of black currants and cherries intermixed with some cedar lead pencil and subtle wood. The wine's purity multi-dimensional texture and effortless display of rich fruit and elegance make it a somewhat Lafite-Rothschild style of Napa as hard to believe as that may seem. This is a beauty of finesse and power built for long-term aging. It should certainly evolve for at least two decades. Winemaker Celia Masyczek has again crafted some beautiful wines from this Rutherford vineyard for proprietor Bret Lopez grandson of J. J. Cohn who originally planted 80 acres of Cabernet in Rutherford and had a prominent role in the making of the movie "The Wizard of Oz" to which of course the label pays homage. The vines for this wine are 62 years old which makes them incredibly old by Napa standards and the production was relatively small in 2004 (only 330 cases) and in 2005 (400 cases).