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Francis Ford Coppola
For Napa Valley's Scarecrow and M. Étain, Old Hollywood and vines
For Napa Valley's Scarecrow and M. Étain, Old Hollywood and vines

The 70-year-old vines known as "the old men" have twisted and bulged over the years, their roots deep in that good Rutherford Bench soil. Birds and other creatures have made a home in the folds and crevices of the vines that make an extraordinary Napa Valley Cabernet called Scarecrow. Bret Lopez would know. He's known these vines since he was a child and spent his summers here with his grandfather, J.J. Cohn, one of the five men who built MGM. The vines are just beyond the grassy circle in front of the 1875 Cape Cod-style house where Lopez lives with his wife, Mimi DeBlasio. The old men were planted in 1945, not long after Cohn, then head of MGM Studios, bought the place...

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