2003 Scarecrow Cabernet - 98 pts - OWC 3 x 750ml

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2003 Scarecrow Caberent - OWC 3-pak - 98 pts!

First Vintage! Any debut wine that is this impressive requires research. The story goes as follows: In 1945 the famed John Daniel Jr. who made so many historically great wines at Inglenook convinced a neighbor of his J. J. Cohn to plant 80...

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Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2003
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Scarecrow
Locale Napa
Site Rutherford
Color Red
2003 Scarecrow Caberent - OWC 3-pak - 98 pts! 1st Vintage!!

First Vintage! Any debut wine that is this impressive requires research. The story goes as follows: In 1945 the famed John Daniel Jr. who made so many historically great wines at Inglenook convinced a neighbor of his J. J. Cohn to plant 80 acres of Cabernet vines and the fruit became a component of Inglenook's series of great Cabernet Sauvignons. Cohn who owned the property and planted the vineyard at the insistence of John Daniel had a prominent career in Hollywood as chief of production at MGM where he played a role in the making of such movies as "Ben Hur" "Mutiny on the Bounty" and his favorite movie apparently "The Wizard of Oz" to which the Scarecrow label pays tribute. The 2003 Scarecrow (471 cases all from the Rutherford area of Napa) was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The man behind this wine today is the grandson of J. J. Cohn Bret Lopez and his winemaker is Celia Masyczek who first became well-known working at Staglin. Much of this blend still comes from the old dry-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in 1945 by J. J. Cohn. This inky purple-colored wine has an extraordinary nose of sweet black cherry jam intermixed with licorice spice box and cedar. It has sensational richness but the purity elegance and overall nuance of this wine are what set it apart and give it a very distinctive character all its own. This is a fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon and another terrific 2003 that can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 or more years. RP

When we first looked at the winery we were impressed as it had all the elements to become a legend; great bottling and packaging great story incredible website and all from the "oldest Cabernet vines in North America". If only the juice in the bottle lived up to our expectations......well it actually exceeded our expectations! Afterwards we billed this as the "Next Screaming Eagle" and placed hundreds of clients into this wine thru the mailing list! For once Parker agreed with us and gave the wine 98 points!! With such a limited production this wine is destined to become a Cult Legend and who knows......maybe take claim to the throne?

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