2017 Scarecrow “M. Étain” J.J. Cohn Estate


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Appelation: Napa Valley

Ratings: JD-94  AG-94  RP-93

Size: 750 ml

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Winemaker 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.”

94    Jeb Dunnuck
“Rocking crème de cassis, flowery incense, smoked tobacco, and a touch of chocolate all emerge from the 2017 M. Etain, which has the classic elegance of this cuvée paired with medium to full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and just terrific overall balance. It picks up plenty of minerality on the finish, and while approachable today, it will drink well for 20 years or more. The blend is 84% Cab Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Merlot, all from the estate in Rutherford, that spent 18 months in 70% new French oak.” (1/2020)

94    Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon M. Étain is ripe, unctuous and flashy, with exotic beauty and tons of allure. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, plum, rose petal, mocha and licorice all run through the 2017. This is the first vintage in which M. Étain is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine rather than a pure Cabernet. The 2017 is rich and fabulously lush, with superb balance and loads of appeal. It’s hard to describe a $200 wine as under-the-radar or overdelivering, but M. Étain has really been impressive these last few vintages, and 2017 is no exception. Scarecrow fans will love it – of that I have no doubt.” (1/2020)

93    Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the 2017 M. Étain is deep garnet-purple colored and prances out of the glass with exuberant baked cherries, warm mulberries, plum pudding and crème de cassis notes with touches of Provence herbs, tilled soil and pencil lead plus wafts of spice box and potpourri. Full-bodied, firm and earthy in the mouth, the palate has bags of freshness and a firm structure with loads of spicy nuances on the finish.” (10/2019) Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 4 × 4 in


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