M. Étain by Scarecrow

Basic Info

"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... The man behind this wine today is the grandson of J. J. Cohn, Bret Lopez, and his winemaker is Celia [Welch], who first became well-known working at Staglin. Much of this blend still comes from the old dry-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in 1945 by J. J. Cohn." (Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate)

Napa Valley
Sub region:
Bret Lopez
Celia Welch