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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  • Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. ... left the porch lights on. A scarecrow was placed on a lawn chair in front of their house with a big bowl of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on its lap and a sign that said something to the effect of “Please Only Take One”. Well, being an immature child with an out of contro... Read More

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  • Hi everyone! I am looking to sell this wine but am having a hard time ... ... of money. It is a 2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.  They seem to be in mint condition as well. I have two bottles of these.If anyone is interested, please let me know. Or if you know of anywhere or anything i can do to sell this, that would be grea... Read More

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  • DMC- the scarecrow just blows in the wind and has a kite-like tail. There were 3 of them about 20 yds apart and just in one area. Never saw that before. And the grapes are ready it seems. I tasted them. Read More

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  • View of the CERN laboratory from the adjacent vineyards.  Swiss scarecrow Read More

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  • Those grapes are looking pretty ripe. Any info on when they'll be ... And ... And is that alien, cyclopean scarecrow animated in any way (sound or... Read More

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • Short trip. Will be very busy but not too so to taste the wine. At Boston Logan Aitport.  Read More

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  • "Pinotage despite the name and heritage  is NOTHING like Pinot ... ... region? It's a not like Scarecrow.Anyway, moving off the distasteful subject of Pinot Noir and thinking about what to open tonight, Mencia was my first thought but this thread reminded me of some Barbera that needs to be disposed of, so that's what I'm off to.&nbs Read More

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  • DM, let me start with your #2  Cult Napa Cabs.This thread got my curiosity ... Red, Napa Valley $576 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford $571 Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $537 Bryant Family Vineyard Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $517 Abreu Vineyard 'Thorevilos' Cabernet... Read More

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  • I'll play.Some CultsHarlanBondSchraderScreagleOpus 1LewellingSloanColginBryant FamilyScarecrowShaferGhost HorseAraujoHundred AcreGrace FamilyLokoyaSome Great napa Cabs $150 and underRivers MarieDunnCarterCorisonBecklynMacDonaldMaybachHourglassRoy PiperHobelMyriadQuivetMcG ScarlettSwitchback RidgeHallBevanPottSeven StonesRealmChappellet   Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • 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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