2016 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L Etched OWC

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We sell a lot of very rare and special wines, but the wines of Rutherford’s Scarecrow dwell in a mythical alcove of their own. The wine comes from a remarkable terroir: the JJ Cohn vineyard, originally planted in 1945. One very famous Napa Valley winemaker - who knew this site intimately - once confided to us that he believed the old vines of the Cohn vineyard, adjacent to Inglenook, was THE single greatest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Napa Valley. Wine Advocate calls it “an utterly perfect bottle of wine that does everything right” and we agree 100%! We have a small handful of the thirty total etched magnums produced so grab it now! LIMITED!

We sell a lot of very rare and special wines, but the wines of Rutherford’s Scarecrow dwell in a mythical alcove of their own. The wine comes from a remarkable terroir: the JJ Cohn vineyard, originally planted in 1945. One very famous Napa Valley winemaker - who knew this site intimately - once confided to us that he believed the old vines of the Cohn vineyard, adjacent to Inglenook, was THE single greatest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Napa Valley. The track record of Scarecrow bears this out.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Celia Welch
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 80% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1038359
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Wine Advocate

Scarecrow is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two acres of old vines planted in 1945 by John Daniel and dry farmed. Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes sashaying out of the glass with tantalizing notions of violets, lavender, Black Forest cake, mulberries, tobacco leaf and fragrant earth with a core of warm cassis, kirsch, Chinese five spice, rose hip tea and cedar chest. The palate is full-bodied and super concentrated yet possesses great energy with vibrant red and black fruits and loads of mineral accents, framed by very ripe, super fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long with the most incredible perfume. Hedonistically, undeniably and deliciously perfect. 2,000 cases are to be made, to be released in the spring of 2019.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Scheduled to be released in March of this year, the deep ruby-colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon would give the 2015 Château Margaux (that’s what leaped into my head as I tasted this) a run for its money and is an utterly perfect bottle of wine that does everything right. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from very old, dry farmed vines in what was previously known as the J.J. Cohn Vineyard, its deep purple color is followed by a heavenly perfume of blueberries, spring flowers, lead pencil, exotic spices, and graphite. Slightly more focused and poised than the M. Etain release, with full body, ultra-fine tannins, and no hard edges, it’s a wine of incredible elegance paired with remarkable intensity, and it’s rare to find a wine that marries both so effortlessly. As with the vast majority of truly great Cabernet Sauvignons, it’s great today and will be great in 30 years.