FrontRunners November 2014: LEISURE

The writer Thomas Wolfe asserted in the title of his posthumous novel that you can’t go home again. Bret Lopez, however, might disagree. The grandson of prominent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer chief of production J. J. Cohn spent time at the country home of his grandfather, who in 1942 acquired just under 200 acres in Rutherford, Calif. Cohn […]

Winning Bids: June 2014

$3.63 Million 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail In keeping with its reputation as the champion of more endurance races than any other marque, Porsche dominated Gooding & Co.’s auction at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March with first-andsecond-place sale figures, beating its closest competitor, a 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT, by more than […]

Scarecrow 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The Scarecrow label pays homage to Napa grape grower J.J. Cohn’s previous career as chief of production at MGM, where he produced the classic films Ben-Hur and The Wizard of Oz. Made of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rutherford District, this powerhouse will dazzle the senses with its flavors of dark raspberry, new oak, […]