2017 Scarecrow "M. Etain Price: 2.200,00 DKK
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Vineyard Manager Michael Wolf: 

The 2017 harvest notes are a testament to the hard work, dedication, skill and extraordinary intuitive decisions made by Michael Wolf, Celia Welch and their crews on the J.J. Cohn Estate. 

The 2017 vintage is magnificent, and as in 2011, completely unscathed by the tricky turns of Mother Nature. 

2017 marked the end of a multi-year, drought. Rainfall in Rutherford was 43.5 inches, a 21% increase from the previous year, and a 700% increase from the scant 6 inches that fell in 2013. 

The wet soils contributed to vigorous early season vine growth, presenting challenges for the crews trying to keep up with canopy management, which is crucial both for providing a good environment during bloom, and for disease control. 

On June 11th, there was an unusual weather system which dramatically dropped temperatures and produced hail in most parts of the valley. The strong, well-positioned canopies at J.J. Cohn protected the fruit, and there was no damage. 

The same canopy that protected the fruit from hail also provided protection from the searing weekly heat which followed. At J.J. Cohn we are blessed with a strong water source, and were able to use overhead sprinklers to raise the humidity and lower the temperature, essentially negating the impacts of the heat. 

Harvest began on September 5th and proceeded in a typical, orderly way, with overall yields slightly below historical averages, at 2.86 tons/acre. We finished up on October 6th, 2 days BEFORE the start of the fires. 

2017 was the most challenging growing season since 2011. Thankfully, The natural attributes of the site, the vineyard architecture, and the people involved made it possible to harvest each of the blocks at their optimal maturity. 

tasting notes 

Winemaker Celia Welch writes of the 2017 M. Étain:
The growing season of 2017 started with one of the most abundant rain seasons in the last decade or more. With fully hydrated soils, the vines bounded to life in the spring full of energy and ready to grow well, set ample flowers that turned into nicely formed clusters,
and found a natural balance as Spring turned to Summer. While June, July and August were sunny and warm, the verdant leaves worked well to provide dappled light on the ripening clusters. 

The vines destined to become 2017 M. Étain were night-harvested by hand between September 6 and October 6, 2017. 

Aromatically, the wine shows very pretty, bright tones of cherry, raspberry and blueberry, along with cinnamon bark, spiced tea and vanilla. At entry the wine is soft and full-bodied, and the palate shows a continuity of texture from start to finish. Flavors of warm blueberries and fresh cranberries, a hint of aniseed and a base note of cocoa all meld together in an integrated finish which displays the texture of heavy satin. 

This wine was created entirely from fruit grown on the J.J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley.
The final blend contains 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot.
The wine was bottled on March 25, 2019. A total of 2,050 cases were produced.

2016 Scarecrow Price: 7.500,00 DKK
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Incoming late spring 2019

Scarecrow is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two acres of old vines planted in 1945 by John Daniel and dry farmed. Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes sashaying out of the glass with 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 with the most incredible perfume. Hedonistically, undeniably and deliciously perfect. 2,000 cases are to be made, to be released in the spring of 2019.
100 Robert Parker (Lisa Perotti.Brown)

Scheduled to be released in March of this year, the deep ruby-colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 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. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from very old, dry farmed vines in what was previously known as the J.J. Cohn Vineyard, its deep purple color is followed by a heavenly perfume of blueberries, spring flowers, lead pencil, exotic spices, and graphite. Slightly more focused and poised than the M. Etain release, with full body, ultra-fine tannins, and no hard edges, it’s a wine of incredible elegance paired with remarkable intensity, and it’s rare to find a wine that marries both so effortlessly. As with the vast majority of truly great Cabernet Sauvignons, it’s great today and will be great in 30 years.
100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Scarecrow Magnum Price: 16.000,00 DKK
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A rare oppertunity to get your hands in one of the few magnums produced form legenadary JJ Cohn Vineyards Scarecrow.

Rober Parker:

"Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with gorgeous floral notes of red roses and lilacs over a core of black and red cherries, crushed black currants and baking spices plus hints of iron ore and dusty earth. The voluptuous, rounded, soft and sexy fruit slinks across the palate with incredible seamlessness and expression. Make no mistake, it is full-bodied and decadently powerful, but with a myriad of aromatic nuances, finishing long, layered and boldly perfumed."

99 points
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