Scarecrow is one of the best wines in the world. It is always a pleasure to be able to share some with friends! This bottle did not disappoint. It is not a fruit bomb but there is plenty of fruit. This bottle is still young with some upside but drinking great today. Inky purple with a thin ruby band at the rim. The nose is great with cassis, violets, spice and minerality. On the palate, this has light tannins but persistent. Intense cassis on the palate with underlying charred earth and a bit of dark chocolate. Layers of fruit and earth. Long finish. Great balance. Delicious. Went great with food. This wine has a couple of decades to mature but is delicious today.