Cabernet Sauvignon was first planted on the Napa Valley Scarecrow property in 1945 after Inglenook’s John Daniel Jr. promised his neighbor, J.J. Cohn of MGM production fame, that he’d buy the grapes produced. Little did either of them know the exceptional quality of wine grapes that would result from this special slice of land tucked against the hills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Rutherford, California. Cohn’s fruit became a prominent component of Inglenook’s Cabernet Sauvignon and others of renown like Opus One and Insignia, as well. In 2003, Cohn’s grandson, Bret Lopez, decided to take those grapes and produce wine under a the label Scarecrow, named after one of his grandfather’s most beloved projects—The Wizard of Oz. The wines, Karen MacNeil of The Wine Bible says, have reached legendary status for their beauty—”a rare term in the world of powerful Cabernet,” she adds. Not unlike the wines of First-Growth Bordeaux Château Haut-Brion, they are immaculately pure, texturally tender, and savory. Secure your bottles today.