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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2007

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    Wine review by kirtj


  • 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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  • Scarecrow 2003

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    Wine review by miketoll


  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2006

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    A spicy velvet start with a little earth, tobacco and dark cherry undertones.This is a definate keeper. Read More

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  • Scarecrow 2003

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    One of the best I had in 05. Smooth velvet with some leather and dark cherry. A real keeper! Read More

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  • As it turns outs the busiest time for a wine consumer like me is not around the ... VineyardsLoring Wine CompanyScarecrow WineArista WineryPaul Hobbs WineryPahlmeyerFlowers Vineyards & WineryMost of these are smaller producers.  Some of these are considered cult wine producers.  This means there production is limited, the allocation offer is ti... 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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