San Francisco Chronicle

May 30th, 2008

Upstart wineries shoot for Screaming Eagle Status

Jon Bonné

But when the stars align? Look no further than Scarecrow, launched by Bret Lopez and Mimi DeBlasio and made by Masyczek. Scarecrow’s debut 2003 vintage collected 98 points from Parker in December 2006, a feat equaled only by Screaming Eagle’s debut. Advance buzz sold out the wine even before Parker’s score; the next year, it sold out in 16 hours.