2008 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2008 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Deep ruby-red. Wonderfully deep aromas of black raspberry, dark cherry, mint, minerals, anise and flowers. Thick on entry, then expands in the middle palate, displaying a suave texture and a weightless impression for such a dense, chewy wine. Boasts a tight, concentrated core of black cherry fruit complicated by dark chocolate, thyme and tarragon. The rising, extremely long finish features black cherry, raspberry and licorice flavors and even, palate-saturating tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Score: 98
Author: Dougobrick
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/28/2014
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Score: 97
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/05/2014
Score: 96
Author: dbudden
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 11/01/2013
Score: 96
Author: MondovinoVA
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/29/2012
Extremely concentrated! Tannin almost imperceptable, tons of toasty oak and blackberries, cassis and a touch of spice. Given its weight, this one probably has many years ahead.
Score: 95
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/16/2011

About This Producer


Sourced from the 60-year-old vines off Bret Lopez's JJ Cohn Vineyard in Rutherford, and made by Celia Welch, this wine became a legend in just three short years. The vines were planted in 1945 by JJ Cohn (Lopez's Grandfather) in response to neighbor and Inglenook Manager John Daniel's post-war behest to plant vines to service the coming demand. These original St. George-rooted, non-trellised "old men" continue to produce world-class fruit for world-class wine. Scarecrow is named after the character in The Wizard of Oz, as Cohn was Chief Production Executive at MGM pictures in the 1930s, when the movie was made. Lopez spent his summers as a boy at the vineyard and relishes the memories from that time. He and wife, Mimi Deblasio, reside in the original house at the vineyard.

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