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2009 Scarecrow - M Etain

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 14.7%
  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 359766-2009-750-3D
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon M. Etain is dark, rich, sumptuous and highly expressive. A totally voluptuous wine, the 2009 flows across the palate with layers of dark fruit. Stylistically, the M. Etain is very close to the Scarecrow Cabernet in this vintage, although it has less aromatic complexity and depth. Hints of smoke, tobacco, incense and licorice are layered into the juicy, mid-weight finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Amazingly complex, firm, dense and concentrated, with a vivid, lively, structured mix of dried currant, mineral, cedar, sage and tobacco notes. Fills out nicely on the finish and holds its focus, ending with a satisfyingly chewy, rich bundle of dark berry fruit.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Ish Wine Cellar
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: mike1054
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Rafa Wine
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Peterman
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Randy
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    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: danbelov
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Excellent wine. Not a plush fruit bomb, but much more subtle and complex. Outstanding
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Great example of the Cohn Vineyard that can actually be drunk now. Ripe red fruits stand out and it is very well balanced. Think Scarecrow light.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: Conrad K
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1257 bottles owned
  • 255 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 255 collectors)