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2011 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 166308-2011-750-3A

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A notable success in an extremely irregular vintage (even more so for Napa's valley floor vineyards), the 2011 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a deep ruby/plum/purple color, and a slightly lighter weight and less of a serious foundation of structure than the 2010. However, the wine's purity and hints of kirsch, black currants, berry fruit and toasty oak are well-displayed and well-integrated into this seamlessly constructed effort. It is on a relatively fast evolutionary track so drink it over the next 10-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2028
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Deep, focused, rich and extracted, with earth, dusty berry, cedar and tobacco leaf notes. For all its tannic muscle, the flavors push through. The better of two bottles tasted. Best from 2015 through 2022. 750 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2022
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Good ruby-red. Cassis, blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and a pungent mineral component on the vibrant nose. Denser than the estate's second wine, showing an attractively fine-grained texture but not quite the depth or sweetness of a top year here. I find this youthfully closed today, with the wine's broad tannins in need of at least a few years of patience.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
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  • 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.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 533 bottles owned
    • 150 collectors