2008 Scarecrow Cabernet - OWC - 3 x 750ml

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2008 Scarecrow Cabernet - OWC - 96 pts!
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.

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! We called Brett to tell him how amazing we thought the wine was. After a few hours, we made a friendly wager. We touted this wine as the "Next Screaming Eagle" and placed hundreds of clients into this wine thru their mailing list! For once, Parker agreed with us and gave the wine 98 points!! With such phenomenal juice and limited production this wine is destined to become a Cult Legend and who knows......maybe take claim to the throne?

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2008
Rating 96 WS/ 93+ RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Scarecrow
Color Red
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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2008
Rating 96 WS
Barrels 750 ml
Bret Lopez
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Scarecrow
Celia Welch
800 cases

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 93+ RP -  A barrel sample of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon revealed another impressive wine. Powerful, opulent, and dense, without the nuances and pure perfection of the 2007, the 2008 offers a big mouthful of juicy black currant and blackberry fruit intermixed with some terroir rockiness and sweet tannins. This beauty should drink well for 15-20 years. 

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 96 WS - This beautifully crafted red combines power with finesse, serving up layers of dense, intense currant, mineral, mocha, espresso, graphite and cedary oak flavors that are full-throttled and focused, with a deep, churning base of smoky tannins that give this a wonderful finish.



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