2010 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

(14.9% alcohol; from vines picked in October "before and after the rain," according to winemaker Celia Welch): Bright ruby. Deep, brooding, fully ripe aromas of cassis, cocoa powder, licorice, peppery herbs and Rutherford dust. Silky, suave and deep; builds inexorably to saturate the entire palate with dark berry, dark chocolate and mocha flavors. Finishes very long and seriously structured, with noble chocolatey tannins calling for patience. This potentially long-lived wine may well merit an even higher score with a decade or so in the bottle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Score: 94
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/01/2014
My first ever Scarecrow. Needs time to fully integrate, but great fruit on the nose and palate, plush mouthfeel, notes of cedar and maybe tobacco. I liked it a lot.

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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