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2016 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7978864 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$695
Item Sold Amount Date
I8007386 1 $795 Nov 28, 2021
I7997691 1 $695 Nov 14, 2021
I7983588 1 $695 Oct 24, 2021
I7978837 1 $695 Oct 17, 2021
I7974082 1 $695 Oct 10, 2021
I7964781 1 $695 Oct 3, 2021
I7958334 3 $715 Sep 26, 2021
I7867923 1 $1,300 Jun 20, 2021
I7861526 2 $650 Jun 13, 2021

RATINGS

100The Wine Advocate

...tantalizing notions of violets, lavender, Black Forest cake, mulberries, tobacco leaf and fragrant earth with a core of warm cassis, kirsch, Chinese five spice, rose hip tea and cedar chest. The palate is full-bodied and super concentrated yet possesses great energy with vibrant red and black fruits and loads of mineral accents, framed by very ripe, super fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long...

100Jeb Dunnuck

...would give the 2015 Château Margaux (that’s what leaped into my head as I tasted this) a run for its money and is an utterly perfect bottle of wine that does everything right... ...heavenly perfume of blueberries, spring flowers, lead pencil, exotic spices, and graphite... ...full body, ultra-fine tannins, and no hard edges, it’s a wine of incredible elegance paired with remarkable intensity...

98Vinous / IWC

...positively riveting wine from this benchmark estate and longtime winemaker Celia Welch. Powerful and explosive on the palate, with tremendous energy, the 2016 has so much to offer. A rush of graphite, smoke, leather and tobacco builds... ...beautifully layered, nuanced...

PRODUCER

Scarecrow

Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon is named after the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz because the man who originally owned the estate was the late J.J. Cohn, the legendary head of MGM, which is the studio that produced The Wizard of Oz. Located in Rutherford in Napa Valley, Scarecrow, which released its debut vintage in 2003, is quickly becoming one of Napa Valley’s most talked about Cult Cabs. Only 400 cases of the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon are produced each year, no surprise given that the estate includes just 25 acres of vineyards. Located next door to the fabled Inglenook estate, Cohn bought the estate in 1942 and planted grapes in 1945 at the urging of Inglenook’s owner. For decades Cohn’s grapes were bought by some of Napa’s most admired producers, including Inglenook. In 1996 one of Cohn’s grandsons, Bret Lopez, was able to take over 25 acres of the estate. Today Lopez and his wife Mimi DeBlasio run Scarecrow with winemaker Celia Welch.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.