Scarecrow does not have a long history like other expensive California wines - their first vintage debuted in 2003 - but their vineyard, previously known as the "J.J. Cohn Estate", has a long history dating all the way back to the end of World War 2. The Estate 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 reins at Inglenook in 1939 and was determined to produce world-class Bordeaux-style wines, and in 1945, he convinced his neighbor, J.J. Cohn, to plant 80 acres of Cabernet vines on his parcels and John Daniel Jr. promised to buy his grapes. J.J. Cohn did not use the grapes for production of his own and later pursued his very successful career in the film industry producing some of the most famous films of his time such as Wizard of Oz while John managed the vineyards for him. J.J. Cohn's vineyard quickly became one of the top terroirs in Napa Valley and the grapes were used in some of the very top producers in the region including Inglenook, Phelps Insignia, Opus One, Mondavi Reserve, and so on; and they have perhaps the oldest vines in Napa Valley to this day.
Fast forward to 1996, the estate was passed down to Cohn's grandson Bret Lopez and took on the vineyards which included 2 acres of the original 1945 Cabernet Sauvignon plots. He decided to make wine under his own label while continuing to sell grapes to other producers in the region. He named the wines in memory of his grandfather, based on his time at MGM where he worked on the film The Wizard of Oz, and called it "Scarecrow", which was a symbol of life, American optimism and agriculture, and made his first wine with the 2003 vintage.
Scarecrow produces only two wines: one named for the estate and the other called M.Ètain. Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon. The Scarecrow estate wine is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 90% new French oak for 12 months. It is then returned to the tank for blending across plots before being returned to the oak to age for an additional 10 months. It is a rare and highly collectable wine – on average, only 500 cases are produced a year. The wine is the second highest-priced "cult" wine from Napa Valley after Screaming Eagle, and is described as "the Lafite of Napa Valley" by Robert Parker. Several of their vintages - 2007, 2013, 2014 and 2016 - received a perfect 100-pt score.
Today, we are excited to offer 6 bottles of Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 from stock. This was awarded with 100pts by Robert Parker who complimented this bottle to be "dense, full-bodied, prodigiously rich, massive in intensity, yet relatively light on its feet" and expects this to age effortlessly for 30+ years. Available now at HK$6,800 per bottle, you can get this in their original wooden case (OWC3*75cl) if you purchase 3 bottles! -
Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013
HK$6,800 per bottle (Market Average – HK$8,358 per bottle^)
6 bottles available, Immediately available from stock
Available in Original Wooden Case (OWC3*75cl) if you purchase 3 bottles, as pictured above
100pts Robert Parker
The prodigious 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, including fruit from some of the oldest Cabernet vines still in existence in Napa. This full-bodied classic displays notes of forest floor, earth, crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice and some pen ink. It is dense, full-bodied, prodigiously rich, massive in intensity, yet relatively light on its feet. This great ballerina of a wine has extraordinary ripeness but pulls back from the edge before going over the top. There are 1,000 cases of this classic, which should age effortlessly for 30+ years.
Subject to final confirmation.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.
If you would like to receive these offers in your mailbox, subscribe to us today: www.burgundycave.com/newsletter-subscription
New subscribers can enjoy a HK$100 discount on their first order upon spending HK$3,000.