This wine is named after the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz and this is the second vintage from Scarecrow. It's dark, rich, sumptuous and highly expressive with aromas of cherries, plums, boysenberries, cocoa, warm pecan, and vanilla.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced entirely from grapes grown on their J. J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Fermented in small lots, aged in 85% new French oak barrels for 16 months prior to bottling without fining or filtration.
A total of 1950 cases were bottle in March, 2011.
Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, California
About the Winemaker
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.