Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.461 ratings
9.417 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

This was just spectacular from pop and pour! Gorgeous royal purple in the glass but not an overly dark core. Totally seductive aromatics...spiced potpourri, fresh squeezed blue and black fruits, cinnamon and Mexican vanilla. Elixir like on the palate showing sweet smoke, licorice, graphite, creme de cassis and ripe dark fruits. The flavor profile here reminds me of Bevan, but there is a nimble/lifted body to this that makes it lighter than expected (in a great way). Zero problems enjoying these young!

This was just spectacular from pop and pour! Gorgeous royal purple in the glass but not an overly dark core. Totally seductive aromatics...spiced potpourri, fresh squeezed blue and black fruits, cinnamon and Mexican vanilla. Elixir like on the palate showing sweet smoke, licorice, graphite, creme de cassis and ripe dark fruits. The flavor profile here reminds me of Bevan, but there is a nimble/lifted body to this that makes it lighter than expected (in a great way). Zero problems enjoying these young!

Jul 27th, 2019
Joe Lucca

The 2014 is absolutely gorgeous right now with some air time. Dense black fruit, smoked molasses, perfectly ripe berries, crushed velvet. The plastic cups double as stemware and decanters.

The 2014 is absolutely gorgeous right now with some air time. Dense black fruit, smoked molasses, perfectly ripe berries, crushed velvet. The plastic cups double as stemware and decanters.

Mar 16th, 2019
Katherine Bordelon

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

9.2

Big, bold chewy delicious Napa Cab.

Big, bold chewy delicious Napa Cab.

Dec 8th, 2017
Aaron Means

A textural treat. This and Buccella are some of the best textural wines on the market. Massive tannins yet they are fine and round. Dark berry compote, cocoa, plum, mild licorice, graphite. A baby waiting to be born. Too bad most will drink this way too young because it delivers oodles immediately after popping the cork.

A textural treat. This and Buccella are some of the best textural wines on the market. Massive tannins yet they are fine and round. Dark berry compote, cocoa, plum, mild licorice, graphite. A baby waiting to be born. Too bad most will drink this way too young because it delivers oodles immediately after popping the cork.

Nov 5th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.

Surprisingly structured and tannic for coming from Celia's hands.
This should be singing in 5+ years.

14.9% alc.

Surprisingly structured and tannic for coming from Celia's hands.
This should be singing in 5+ years.

Oct 1st, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Third night on the Allure of the Seas and back at Chops Grille. Third wine out of the case we brought on board.

Purplish ruby red. Layered and rich nose with notes of boysenberries, dark cinnamon, purple petals, more dark berries and vanilla. Solid acidity paired with heavy tannins (7.5/10 almost 8). Full bodied with a touch of heat. Lots of complexity on the palate with rich and dark layers of sweet spices, blackberries, and gunpowder. Strong structure and long finish. Will easily last two decades. Drink till 2037.

Third night on the Allure of the Seas and back at Chops Grille. Third wine out of the case we brought on board.

Purplish ruby red. Layered and rich nose with notes of boysenberries, dark cinnamon, purple petals, more dark berries and vanilla. Solid acidity paired with heavy tannins (7.5/10 almost 8). Full bodied with a touch of heat. Lots of complexity on the palate with rich and dark layers of sweet spices, blackberries, and gunpowder. Strong structure and long finish. Will easily last two decades. Drink till 2037.

Sep 6th, 2017
David Devan

The Tin Man is never far from the Scarecrow. Buddies forever. Thanks Coco, Mimi and Brett for sharing this moment with us. Amazing Wines

The Tin Man is never far from the Scarecrow. Buddies forever. Thanks Coco, Mimi and Brett for sharing this moment with us. Amazing Wines

Aug 11th, 2017
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.4

Tightly Wound. Impeccably Built.

Tightly Wound. Impeccably Built.

Mar 2nd, 2017
Mark Blatty

Lovely...

Lovely...

Nov 27th, 2016
Jarred Abel

Dark cherry fruit, incredible full nose, smooth finish. Just great!!

Dark cherry fruit, incredible full nose, smooth finish. Just great!!

May 7th, 2019