A Brain, A Heart and Some Courage and this Wine is Yours!
--Two 750 ml 2009 M. Étain Cabernet Sauvignon in a signature wooden box
The highly prized Scarecrow label pays tribute to the endearing and indomitable character from the film, The Wizard of Oz, and evokes a distinctly American icon of optimism and possibility. The grapes for the spectacular and much heralded Scarecrow wine are grown on a legendary vineyard in Rutherford from vines that are more than 60 years old. The vineyard was owned by the illustrious J.J. Cohn, who as Chief of Production at MGM Studios, was instrumental in making many classic films including The Wizard of Oz.
The much-lauded team of Vineyard Manager Mike Wolf and Winemaker Celia Welch have an intimate knowledge of each and every row of fruit from the Rutherford Vineyard that go into Scarecrow. Each harvest is a stunningly choreographed ballet, individual blocks pressed and aged separately so as to best reveal the unique characteristics of each. During the course of the blending process a certain dynamic synergy occurs -- the “Aha Moment” when as a team, Scarecrow comes to be.
A thrilling event transpired during the blending of the 2008 Scarecrow vintage. The portion of juice that wasn’t included in the final Scarecrow blend was so undeniably superb that all were inspired to bottle it. Hence, with great excitement, Scarecrow introduced their new label from the J. J. Cohn Estate, M. Étain (roughly, the Tin Man), a stunning Cabernet Sauvignon which charmingly displays a perfect balance between power and elegance. Here, for you, are two 750s from the 2009 vintage.
The very existence of M. Étain is determined on a vintage by vintage basis and accordingly, amounts vary and are exceedingly limited. Scarecrow and M. Étain are produced on the basis of quality over quantity with the intention of meeting the highest of expectations.
Through the remarkable generosity of 55 Degrees, St. Helena, your wine purchases will be stored securely in optimal conditions for up to 30 days until shipping or pick up arrangements have been made. All shipping charges are the sole responsibility of the winning bidder. A very special Thank You to owners, Karen and Neil Aldoroty, 55 Degrees, St. Helena, CA.
Collection of California Sales Tax:
Unless a valid resale permit is presented to seller prior to the sale, purchaser will be required to pay all state and local retail sales taxes applicable in the date of sale. Resale permits will be accepted only for businesses that are reasonably expected to buy and sell wine. Sales tax will be collected on the fair market value of each lot.
Mimi DeBlasio and Bret Lopez, Scarecrow Wines