Scarecrow

707-963-3361 PO Box 144
RUTHERFORD, CA 94573
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T H E S C A R E C R O W S T O R Y The Scarecrow story begins in a patch of earth with a fabled past. The J.J. Cohn Estate, where Scarecrow grapes are born, borders what was once the legendary vineyard of Inglenook winemaker Gustave Niebaum, whose plantings blanketed more than 1,000 acres of the Napa Valley at the close of the 19th century. John Daniel Jr. took the helm at Inglenook in 1939, determined to restore the label to pre-Prohibition standing and produce world-class Bordeaux-style wines. In 1945, Daniel convinced his neighbor, J.J. Cohn, to plant eighty acres of Cabernet vines on the 180-acre parcel Cohn had purchased a few years prior. The property served as a summer retreat for Cohn’s wife and their family. He had no ambitions to become a winemaker himself, but Daniel promised to buy his grapes, so Cohn planted vines. The rest, as they say, is history. J.J. Cohn fruit figured prominently in Inglenook’s superlative Cabernet Sauvignons of the post-war era, and has more recently gone Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Indeed. Crazily expensive. Speaking of expensive wines.. I just got an invite form Scarecrow wines, who have one of the most sought after cabs in the US. They have a second wine called Mt Etien, and only allow invitees to purchase 6 bottles max. But each bottle? $150 a pop. Far too expensive... God knows how much their Scarecrow Cab goes for... Read More

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  • Hello all, Interested to know what your favorite bottle or label designs are on a wine. Thinking a little outside the box here, not just pretty and aesthetically pleasing but pushing the boundaries of what is 'expected' for a wine. Here's my list:Wine & Design: 25 Incredibly Creative Wine Bottle Designs  Read More

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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005

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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2007

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  • A couple of news items I was pondering today.First, Robert Parker came out with his ratings for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Ever the masochist, I decided to go look at some prices in the marketplace after the ratings were released. Some samplings:2009 Chatau Latour                        100 points                  $21,500 a case2009 Chateau Marg... Read More

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  • Anyone going this year?If you were ever going to go, this should be the year since the famed 2009 vintage will be poured.For the LA event on January 20th, Wally's is offering a pre-event tasting an hour before featuring back vintages of Chateau Giscours, Vieux Chateau Certan, Troplong Mondot, Haut Bailly, Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafite, and a c... Read More

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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2007

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    A real treat! Flower, blueberry and cassis with layered black and red fruit. Had a great structure and will continue to drink well for many years to come! Read More

    Wine review by mprice12


  • Just throught I would throw out this question to the educated audience:If you ... ... in recent years by The Scarecrow, and there are a lot of arguments that could be made for operations like Dalla Valle (I've had the Maya... good Lord man) ~ I think when it comes to it, the Phelps Insignia has earned its place on its own as an American 'Firs... Read More

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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2007

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    Wine review by achan


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  • Scarecrow 2003

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    Wine review by miketoll


  • I open a 2003 scarecrow during the holidays and loved it! waiting to open the ghost block until later part of 2009.

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