Overview of the Wine
"The Crocker & Starr name reflects the unique partnership between Charlie and Pam and the key components that each one brings to the table to achieve great wine: great grapes and great talent. In 1997, Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr established Crocker & Starr with a common goal of resurrecting the historic Crocker Vineyard Estate and creating world-class wines from its extraordinary terroir.
Approaching their 24th harvest together, Charlie (the grapes) and Pam (the talent) are equal partners and co-owners of Crocker & Starr. The winery has been blessed with a strong heritage of credibility that represents a winemaking history of excellence from vine to bottle.
Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr’s partnership flags the resurrection of an 1870′s winery in the small town of St. Helena. Read more of our history here.
Our philosophy at Crocker & Starr is to capture the greatness of the Crocker Vineyard in powerful and balanced wines without compromise. We strive to set the bar for St Helena Appellation Cabernets as a First Growth Bordeaux Chateau would."
Grape / Blend
70% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Deep ruby in color, this wine displays a gorgeous nose of dark ripe plum, cocoa powder, hot tamale candy, and sandalwood spice. Silky friendly tannins and medium body elegantly frame the fruit on the palate which lingers through the wine’s lengthy and seamless finish. This blend of Cabernet Franc is drinking beautifully now and will cellar well over the next ten years.
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 A.V.A. Napa Valley Blend of Cabernet Franc is composed of 70% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it races out of the glass with fragrant notes of kirsch, black raspberries and Black Forest cake with hints of pencil shavings, crushed rocks and cinnamon stick. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm backbone of finely grained tannins and a lively line supporting the perfumed red and black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
Ripe and focused, with a core of gently steeped plum and mulberry notes laced with violets, singed vanilla and a whiff of singed alder. Long, fine-grained finish. Nicely done. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030.
Product size: 750ml