Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.487 ratings
9.414 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

It’s de rigeur to dismiss modern Napa Cab as minimal variations on the same predictable theme.....but I defy anyone to sway my opinion that this wine delivers hedonistic pleasures similar in feel to the first time I saw a bikini clad Cheryl Ladd fight the bad guys on a yacht in her network debut on Charlie’s Angels back in ‘78. It’s that viscerally delicious.

It’s de rigeur to dismiss modern Napa Cab as minimal variations on the same predictable theme.....but I defy anyone to sway my opinion that this wine delivers hedonistic pleasures similar in feel to the first time I saw a bikini clad Cheryl Ladd fight the bad guys on a yacht in her network debut on Charlie’s Angels back in ‘78. It’s that viscerally delicious.

Dec 16th, 2018
Craig Stanfield

Really tight on opening whereas the 2012 I had earlier this year was so approachable on opening. Still, it’s great and I just felt the need for something like this tonight. Hard not to love this wine.

Really tight on opening whereas the 2012 I had earlier this year was so approachable on opening. Still, it’s great and I just felt the need for something like this tonight. Hard not to love this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2018
The Schwartz

Tits n ass

Tits n ass

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2016
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.3

Baby killing but can see what it will become. Very tight right now. UFC 196 wine!

Baby killing but can see what it will become. Very tight right now. UFC 196 wine!

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016
Mike Cusey

Tight tight tight. But patience pays off. Love this wine.

Tight tight tight. But patience pays off. Love this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Diabolus In Vino

💸💸💸 Tight like tiger. See the potential. Hoarding 2012s tho. ✌️

💸💸💸 Tight like tiger. See the potential. Hoarding 2012s tho. ✌️

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
Kevin Ortzman

Dark red berries with a hint of herbs and smoky vanilla. Well balanced with a velvety cocoa and jammy finish. Spectacular!!

Dark red berries with a hint of herbs and smoky vanilla. Well balanced with a velvety cocoa and jammy finish. Spectacular!!

Jun 24th, 2017
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Super delicious. Ranks up there with the grand vin 'scarecrow'. Supple soft and robust at the same time. Bits of cassis, cinnamon, Christmas fruitcake and spice. What Napa cab should be. Super high quality juice and cuts through ribeye like butter

Super delicious. Ranks up there with the grand vin 'scarecrow'. Supple soft and robust at the same time. Bits of cassis, cinnamon, Christmas fruitcake and spice. What Napa cab should be. Super high quality juice and cuts through ribeye like butter

Apr 9th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

A fantastic wine! Dark jam on the nose and baked blueberry pie. I can go on and on with this juice - well structured and balanced (more masculine than the Second Flight).

A fantastic wine! Dark jam on the nose and baked blueberry pie. I can go on and on with this juice - well structured and balanced (more masculine than the Second Flight).

Dec 17th, 2016
Roy Goble

Very nice 2013

Very nice 2013

Apr 8th, 2016